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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: Trad, TR, 190 ft
FA: Robby Baker and Mike Surkalo, 1972
Page Views: 169 total, 7/month
Shared By: Jay Eggleston on Jan 18, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is not horrible, but the protection is if you are leading it. It could be top roped, but you would need to place directionals first. It is somewhat like a tube at first as you climb up a squeeze chimney. The crux is about 3/4s of the way up where you must climb a left-angling offwidth. You can get your right leg in the crack and use the edge for hand holds. The guidebook by Jason Haas says to rack up to a #5 Camalot, but there are places where a #6 will fit. There is a fixed pin (not listed in the guide), and the bolt is 1/4 inch! It is definitely a long way between gear placements sometimes.

Location

This route is just to the right of the Unknown, 10d, and it starts in the same place. You can rap from the bolt anchor to another bolt anchor and then to near the routes start, but you must scramble off to the west.

Protection

Standard rack up to a #6 Camalot, one quarter inch bolt, and one piton. There is a bolt anchor at the top (to the left for the Unknown, 10d).

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