Half Dome/Death slabs rock fall, 5/27/11 (video)

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jon06

Trad climber
California
Jun 12, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Wow, I was planning on heading up the DS (for the first time) on Tuesday. I think we might be going the long way now, dammit.

Thanks for the heads up. Half Dome looks pretty gray and foreboding in those pics. Like a giant, dank mid-evil castle.

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 12, 2011 - 01:42pm PT
Great stuff le_bruce. The water running out from under those slabs always made me nervous. Has to be pretty active right now.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Oct 20, 2011 - 04:35pm PT
When are they going to bird? At least upgrade to a 412. Werner, have they bought new helicopters in the last 30 years?
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Jul 30, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
For anyone planning on heading up the slabs approach to the NW Face of Half Dome soon, be aware that this morning, 30 July 2012, there was another rock fall from the NW face. I have not located the exact source area, but the rock fall was fairly large and created a substantial dust cloud that lingered for about 45 minutes. Witnesses at Mirror Lake described seeing rock debris bouncing down the slabs approach.

Greg Stock
Park Geologist
(209) 379-1420
greg_stock@nps.gov
JesseM

Social climber
Yosemite
Jul 31, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Thanks for the update Greg,

Please let me know if you find out any more details. Always a bowling alley in there!

Cheers,

Jesse M.
Climbing Ranger
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Aug 13, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Bump for conditions updates?

Pretty warm this weekend with some nice thunder over Half-Dome.

 Luke
crasic

climber
Aug 17, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Just talked to a friend of mine who got off the RNWF

He said there was some bad rockfall off to the side "further northeast up the canyon" just today, but it didn't hit the slabs path.

Apparently one of the fixed lines is missing and its in a really loose area, the rest of the lines are fine.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Aug 17, 2012 - 02:29am PT
there was some bad rockfall off to the side "further northeast up the canyon"
Sounds like in the Quarter Domes. gstock?
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