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Routes in Little Half Dome

Born on the 4th of July S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Convergence T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Crack a Cold One T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Dog Day Afternoon S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Half Climb S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Half Dome Crack aka Party Time T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Half Dome Unknown 2 TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Head Over Heels S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just Chillin' S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Silver Slipper S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tin Can Alley S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tube, The T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Unknown S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Ed Webster, Gene Ellis, 05/91
Page Views: 72 total, 3/month
Shared By: Ralph Kolva on Nov 21, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start right of Tin Cat Alley.

1st pitch: slab climb past a couple of flakes (protect with a finger to hand-sized cam in the larger flake with possible piece under the smaller flake) to a single bolt before the 2 bolt mid-anchor (no chains or rings, just hangers).

2nd pitch: do a long runout to a high first bolt as the slab steepens to crux at 2nd bolt, then it is runout on low angle slab to large ponderosa on ledge. There are no anchors at the ledge.

Descend by walking off easy terrain on left or do possible rap from the upper anchor on Unknown (10d) to mid-anchor and then do an additional rappel.


2 finger to hand-sized cams and slings for 2 bolts and the mid-anchor. It may be possible to link both pitches with a 70 meter rope.


Jay Eggleston
  5.9 R
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9 R
This is a fun climb and can easily be done in one pitch with a 70m rope. It is a bit risky getting to where you can place your first protection. Dec 6, 2015