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Half Dome's Cable Route and North Face in Winter, Dec 18, 2001

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LievenSteepness af the face

Lieven

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Hi, great picture.

How steep would this face be? I find it difficult to say what the angle is. Is this face much frequented in summer (cables)?
Posted Dec 31, 2001 12:36 pm

Bob BurdRe: Steepness af the face

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I'm not sure exactly what the slope is, but I'd guess about 50 degrees. The thin veneer of ice and snow make it difficult to protect and dangerous to climb in winter. In summer, the cables allow hundreds to the summit on busy weekends - it get climbed more than any other peak in Yosemite, and possibly in the Sierras with the exception of Mt. Whitney. Without using the cables the rock is rated class 5.
Posted Jan 1, 2002 8:34 pm

kletterwebbiGreat picture

kletterwebbi

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Hi there, congratulations, realy great picture !
Posted Aug 21, 2002 4:45 am

DeanRe: Great picture

Dean

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Put me down for seconding that. One of those pics that are the kind you wish you'd taken yourself. Nice
Posted Jan 12, 2003 6:50 pm

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Bob BurdSubmitted by Bob Burd
on Dec 31, 2001 11:15 am

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