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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details
Access Issue: Closure includes the entire southeast face of Mt. Broderick opposite Liberty Capuntil July 15, 201. Details

Description

Mount Broderick is located right next to Liberty Cap, off of the "Mist" Trail. The prominent face primarily faces south, providing sunny climbing all day. Most routes are aid with a couple free routes thrown in.

Getting There

Approach as for Liberty Cap. About 200 - 300 ft past the bridge above Vernal Falls, veer left off the "Mist" Trail down a drainage, then across to the giant slabs that lead up to Mount Broderick, pulling a couple class 4 moves getting up on the slabs. Continue up the slabs then into the woods, staying left to access the base of the south face.

To descend from the top of Mount Broderick, head North toward the stunning South Face of Half Dome, where a ramp can be found winding around toward the backside of Broderick. Follow the ramp around and down to a cool dyke that cuts horizontally across a steep slab. Walk/scramble across the dyke then down to the main backside slabs of Broderick. Walk straight down the main slabs until the Snake Dyke trail. Follow the Snake Dyke trail to the right, down into a gully which becomes the Hanging Valley between Broderick and Liberty Cap. The Hanging Valley eventually rejoins the Mist Trail, or it's possible at some point to scramble up a dirty weakness toward Broderick to access the woods above the approach slabs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Broderick

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Unemployment Line
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 8 pitches
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