Half Dome Face 2005

Wilderness

Interesting Facts & Highlights

Yosemite

The first know sighting was by 2 bear hunters in 1849 who called it 'Rock of the Ages'. Named in a hurry by Pvt. Champion Spencer, Company B, Mariposa Battalion on March 27th, 1851 on the day the battalion entered Yosemite valley. His companion Third Sergeant Alexander Cameron wanted to get back to camp as he was tired and hungry! First to summit was Scotsman George Anderson on October 12, 1875. If you are looking for the front half of this dome it most likely never existed. While this granodiorite intrusion was being exposed by erosion and glacial actions, its vertical joints were subjected to exfoliation and cracked off in thin sheets. Most of this probably occurred between glacial surges.

Elevation & GPS

8836'
37.74609°N-119.53322°W

Activity

2005 Gn, Js summit

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Glacier Trail View

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Glacier Point View

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Olmstead Point View

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Yosemite Falls Trail View

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Valley View

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May lake View

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North East Face from the trail to Clouds Rest

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