Half Dome

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park: Address, Half Dome Reviews: 5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Geologic Formations
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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janicepk
Annapolis, MD907 contributions
Fantastic
Aug 2021
Utterly Fantastic views. We were lucky to have a clear day, and actually see a thunderstorm in the distance.
Written 13 October 2021
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Anthony S
Roanoke, VA569 contributions
Everything is big here…
Jul 2021 • Family
Take a look at a picture at this majestic piece of granite. Now close your eyes and imagine it is 10x bigger than the picture makes it out to be…

Yeah. It’s that awesome…
Written 6 July 2021
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ssb
Cape May, NJ37 contributions
MAGNIFICENT!
May 2021
I don't think I'll ever be able to forget how spectacular this natural wonder is. Not to be missed. It is almost as though one can't tear one's eyes away. I've never seen any photo, even Ansel Adams' (which is magnificent) that have done his justice.
Written 21 May 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,243 contributions
A rock like no other..
Apr 2021 • Couples
This monster just dominates the valley. We were so inspired at the size of this rock, you can see it from everywhere in the park.
Written 9 April 2021
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S D B
Brooklyn, NY134 contributions
Must see
Aug 2020
this granite peak to me is by far the most majestic. the rounded aspect of it is amazing and it can even be climbed if you can do a huge hike and climb the cables.
Written 6 September 2020
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Jovial-Wanderer
Fremont, CA55 contributions
Memorable hike
Jul 2020 • Friends
Half dome is a gorgeous vista from the valley, and it’s an even better sight from the top.

I hiked this with my brother. This hike is not easy, so we took lots of water.

The most trail showed us many beautiful rainbows. Nevada falls was a great rest stop.

Climbing up the chains in the end was not too difficult. We ran pretty much all the day down and ended up waddling like ducks for a couple of days
Written 31 August 2020
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Chuck L
Florissant, MO247 contributions
MUST DO!!
Aug 2020
Great view of Half Dome, the Valley , waterfalls, mountains and a beautiful drive. Well worth the visit and a highlight of the park.
Written 27 August 2020
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MidwestAlpinist
Chicago, IL173 contributions
Fun and adventurous!
Aug 2020
I climbed the Cables route on Half Dome. It's 16 miles round trip with a fair amount of elevation gain. You need to be in pretty good shape to do this and unafraid of heights - but the views are worth it!

A pair of cables ascends the eastern side of Half Dome attached to steel poles inserted into the rock every 10 feet. There is also a wood board laid across the rock surface at each pole. It's kind of like climbing a ladder laid on a 45 degree angle but with a 10ft gap between each step. Essentially, you walk up the granite rock, holding on to the cable, and rest for a moment at each board. It's not difficult if the rock is dry, but the polished granite is very smooth and treacherous when wet. Many people have fallen and died while climbing in wet conditions.
Written 21 August 2020
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vellachi8
San Jose, CA23 contributions
Half Dome (during COVID-19)
Jul 2020
It’s a really adventurous climb on the half dome. I would say four-stage
1. waterfalls hike you do with enthusiasm and
2.few miles on a regular hike with an elevation then two big challenges,
3. sub dome, Sub dome is more challenging and
4.dome.
Avg. miles shown on our tracker is 18 miles.
Written 28 July 2020
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ELKW
United States8,895 contributions
one of the Iconic features in Yosemite
Jun 2019
Half dome is one of the iconic features in Yosemite, but actually I don't think it's beautiful or impressive, just a dome shape but being halved, You can view the half dome in glacier point, also can view it in the valley region, e.g. the tunnel view can also see the half dome at the far back. You can hike up to the dome but need to apply for the permit, and the hike is long and tough.
Written 15 May 2020
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