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Routes in Half Dome

Big, Black, and Hard S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Clayton Bigsby S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Guns Are Drawn S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ipecac Neat S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
SW Summit Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
This Is Ridiculous T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Watching the Wild Things T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Elevation: 5,371 ft
GPS: 43.89, -103.458 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Aug 4, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

Half Dome, which looks more like a quarter dome, is located 100 yards to the SE of Baldy and stands 80ft tall. There are about 7 lines, all going to the summit if you choose. Some crystal pulling, some routes have more clean finer grain granite, there is also some wind sculptured holds and a couple trad lines. Usually pretty quiet back here. Between these routes and the ones on Baldy there is enough for a full day. Well worth the 20 min approach.
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Getting There

Same approach as Old Baldy. Once your able to see Baldy straight in front of you follow the trail to the right passing a few boulder problems. The trail will trend to the left uphill and you'll see Half Dome on top of the hill. 20 min hike.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Half Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
SW Summit Route
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ipecac Neat
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Big, Black, and Hard
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
SW Summit Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ipecac Neat 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Big, Black, and Hard 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
Hey, yes i did. Lots of rock to be had out here. You should come out for a visit! Nov 6, 2011
chris deulen
Castle Rock
chris deulen   Castle Rock
Chris, did you bolt the routes you guys FA'd here as well? Just curious. Nov 6, 2011

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