Half Dome's Cable Route and...

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


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Lieven - Dec 31, 2001 12:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Steepness af the face

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)?

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 1, 2002 8:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Steepness af the face

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.


kletterwebbi - Aug 21, 2002 4:45 am - Hasn't voted

Great picture

Hi there, congratulations, realy great picture !


Dean - Jan 12, 2003 6:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture

Put me down for seconding that. One of those pics that are the kind you wish you'd taken yourself. Nice

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