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cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 5, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Some time during our High Sierra Loop adventure, we started to talk about the many different views of Half Dome weve seen this year. Sure, your average Yosemite visitor has the standard pictures from Inspiration Point, Glacier Point, Sentinel Bridge, etc. But venture a little further off the beaten path and there are lots more views to be had (and our collection is far from complete).

Enjoy!


Half Dome from Glacier Point


Casey tops out on Acorn Dome


The brilliant south face from the Clouds Rest trail (cables route is visible on the right side)


A hazy Half Dome above Merced Lake from the High Sierra Loop

More Photos:

http://www.dreaminvertical.com/2012/11/the-many-aspects-of-half-dome/

Please post up some more photos of Half Dome! It would be interesting to see how many angles we can get.

 Luke
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
wonderful wonderful shots!! I love to see different perspectives of the valley.


more more more
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
not my photo(from rei.com)

Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
I can hear the mosquitos in that last one!

:-)
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Credit: S.Leeper
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Sweet! I liked this one that was posted on another thread:

S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 5, 2012 - 06:33pm PT
I liked that one too. Is there a picture of 1/2 dome from further away?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 5, 2012 - 07:25pm PT


DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Credit: DM88T
Sept 14, 2012
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:28am PT
have to come back for this one.
have to come back for this one.
Credit: RyanD

1/2 dome from behind Tenaya peak, taken the same day as your photo DM88T. Too funny! Can't wait to climb that thing one day. Awesome shots everyone!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:33am PT
Nice

How's the climbing on Acorn Dome, Cultureshock?

Looked like it could be pretty fun...
QITNL

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:26am PT
Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:28am PT
Half Dome - SW Face, from Mono Meadow trail
Half Dome - SW Face, from Mono Meadow trail
Credit: Clint Cummins
Almost the same angle as Joe's last one above, but with late afternoon shadows.


From top of E Quarter Dome (not much different than Cloud's Rest Trail).


Peter Haan posted this to On The Edge thread.

And see Peter's thread for aerial views:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/841420/FURTHER-IMAGE-STUDIES-BACK-OF-HALF-DOME




Jim Zellers' snowboard descent of Half Dome, 2000. photo by Dick Leversee
from http://mrhalfdome.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/snowboard-down-half-dome-2/
http://www.sierrasun.com/article/20000413/SPORTS/104137394

Had been skiied by Eric Perlman and Bob Bellman in 1980.

Luke, are you gonna give us a real Acorn Dome report sometime? :-)

P.S. Karl,

Chad repeated the crack (arch) part of Growing Up awhile back. He passed on the aid ladder and rap bolted upper part.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:34am PT
What a stone!

I gotta think there's a lot of undiscovered routes up there still

And can't believe that Growing Up hasn't had a second ascent despite spectacular cracks.

People hate hiking it seems

Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:43am PT
Credit: Karl Baba

Half Dome from Crest Jewel north Dome
Half Dome from Crest Jewel north Dome
Credit: Karl Baba

Credit: Karl Baba


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:44am PT
Credit: Karl Baba


Credit: Karl Baba
Blodgett Goat

Trad climber
Missoula, Montana
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Great thread! Half Dome is one beautiful boulder! Looking at those death slabs just make my legs ache! ;)
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:29am PT
Cool photos!
When I can't climb anymore, I'm just going to wander around the whole park!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:45am PT


martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:12am PT
Short Fall Sean

Social climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:25am PT
Credit: Short Fall Sean
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:27am PT
Is there a picture of 1/2 dome from further away?

Like from space?

Half Dome from 27,480
Half Dome from 27,480
Credit: Roxy

some classic shots collected here!
MarkWoz

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
Credit: MarkWoz

Credit: MarkWoz

Credit: MarkWoz

Chango

Trad climber
norcal
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:51pm PT
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From Four Mile trail

From Four Mile trail
Credit: Chango
Zander

climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Lots of purty pictures in this thread.
I want to play too,

Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander

cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 06:45pm PT

Death Slabs view of Half Dome.

Spent a lot at Acorn dome over the summer. I'll be posting up a trip report later on. Beautiful granite, but very few cracks. A good angle for slab routes.

Pscyhed on all the cool photos. Love the shots from Tenaya Canyon.

 Luke
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Dec 11, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
Credit: gstock

Credit: gstock

Credit: gstock
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:07pm PT

Don't know where I stole these from:

Half Dome lightning strike
Half Dome lightning strike
Credit: TrundleBum
Half Dome as a water shed
Half Dome as a water shed
Credit: TrundleBum
R.B.

Trad climber
47N 122W
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
Northwest Face of Half Dome - Sept 2009, Photo By R.B.
Northwest Face of Half Dome - Sept 2009, Photo By R.B.
Credit: R.B.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
Credit: Adamame

Credit: Adamame

Puhvel
Puhvel
Credit: Adamame

TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Looking toward Star King - Halloween, 1986
Looking toward Star King - Halloween, 1986
Credit: TMJesse

Credit: TMJesse

From Frisbee Meadow
From Frisbee Meadow
Credit: TMJesse

A friend in the distance
A friend in the distance
Credit: TMJesse
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:19am PT
Fall colors
Fall colors
Credit: briham89
Sweet views of Half Dome from SFWC
Sweet views of Half Dome from SFWC
Credit: briham89
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 12, 2012 - 01:45am PT
View from YPB.
View from YPB.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Our Snake Dike approach, 1980s.
Our Snake Dike approach, 1980s.
Credit: Jim Shirley
Credit: Jim Shirley
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:22am PT
hey there say, all....

wow, i had the NEATEST pic of chappy leaning against a corner-rail of metal, it half-dome in the distnace, from aboum about 45? years AGO!!

we never knew the part yosemite would play in our life then:

his climbing and buddies...

lynday ballerini and her kids being my mom's grandkids...

and all the etc, as i once day got to bring my kids, there, as well...
all the way from south texas...

and now, all my new taco buddies...

sadly the picture disappeared... i found the first pic, but not the second with him... and after divorce, all the old negatives are gone, :(
got left behind and thrown out, :(


got another neat pic that perhaps i can share, if i can find it...
:)

thanks for the neat share...

:)
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:24am PT
Taken from top of first pitch of Southface Washington Column.
Credit: Plaidman
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:19am PT
a very photogenic piece of rock...
here are a few ones quick to get to... more later (perhaps)



































mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Yet knott a single one of the SW Face, Ed. Wattsa matta you?

The rest are gorgeous, though. Looking forward to more.

le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Adamame, what route on you on there (caption "Puhvel")? Get benighted? Give us a TR!

Great pics, all.





briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
Snake Dike goodness
Snake Dike goodness
Credit: briham89
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 02:43pm PT

This was my "fusion" entry for a t shirt design contest. :-)

Apologies to Ansel Adams and Bud Clark / Michael Ryerson ....
http://artsamerica.org/blog/location/expose-yourself-to-public-art/
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
This is funny Clint. I would vote for that if I knew how funny it looks.
gstock

climber
Yosemite Valley
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
Credit: gstock

Credit: Amanda Nolan

Credit: Dena Grossenbacher
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
I was sort of cross referencing these pics. The obvious slab left of "Snake in the Grass" looks ripe for the picking. There is a water-course down through that area so the rock would be high quality(?). CLINT PHOTO/Overlay vv
GSTOCK Photo vv
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:24am PT
How about that one shot of BigFoot taking a whizz and Half Dome behind him.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:50am PT







perhaps more later
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
Love that shot of the SW Face.

Here is another view from XRez:



Bigger Photo:
http://www.dreaminvertical.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/HalfDomeXRez.png

 Luke
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Sweet photo (from this week) by my friend Colin



 Luke
Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Dec 19, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Female Sooty Grouse at Glacier Point, 6 August 2006.
Female Sooty Grouse at Glacier Point, 6 August 2006.
Credit: Floyd Hayes
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Great pics everyone! Keep 'em coming. Even a bird/dome pic - nice!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
a great shot from the intardwebz

Credit: S.Leeper
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
From 30,000 feet, a couple weeks ago
From 30,000 feet, a couple weeks ago
Credit: crunch
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
From below the YF Trail in the boulders. Spring.
From below the YF Trail in the boulders. Spring.
Credit: mouse from merced
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
I have some more recent nice ones, but my current uploading capability is messed up.

One of the standard summit shots:


From the top of Sentinel:


From the top of Higher Cathedral Rock:


Sunrise from the top of Lower Brother:


From a bitchin' spot on Via Aqua:


From somewhere on Yosemite Falls Trail:


Fading light on East Buttress of El Cap:


From a bivy on the East Ledges descent:


From Yosemite Point (or closer to the falls maybe):


From snowshoes on the John Muir Trail:


A winter jaunt near Mirror Lake:




There is a lot of rock in this picture:


Shortly after I proposed to my lady (we had the entire summit to ourselves):
Credit: nutjob
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Rad photos NutJob! Missed it when you posted them.
QITNL

climber
Jun 9, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Just finished sorting through a set of photos from April.

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

Many more here:
http://www.qitnl.com/v/041213/
QITNL

climber
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:31am PT
A zoom from Simmons Peak:

06-15-13
06-15-13
Credit: QITNL
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 18, 2013 - 01:47am PT
great thread, thx for the pics all.
DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Nov 12, 2014 - 10:30pm PT
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Credit: DM88T

Sept 26, 2014
Sept 26, 2014
Credit: DM88T

Nov 8, 2014
Nov 8, 2014
Credit: DM88T
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Sweet pics!


I see you've been here Ed. Nice framing.
QITNL

climber
Nov 12, 2014 - 11:23pm PT




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2014 - 08:19am PT
From the Golden Age.
This must be the OLDEST of views known to Touronne Man.  From the old ...
This must be the OLDEST of views known to Touronne Man. From the old Glacier Pt. hotel's menu card in the forties or fifties, but with the gawkers gone.
Credit: mouse from merced

Jim Shirley photos.
It's the NW Ridge of Mt. Clark, eighties.  Slide conversion, hoplessly...
It's the NW Ridge of Mt. Clark, eighties. Slide conversion, hoplessly age-speckled. B & W is better in this case.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim Shirley had to go solo on the NW Ridge of Clark on his own in the ...
Jim Shirley had to go solo on the NW Ridge of Clark on his own in the eighties without me. I was not available, working, dammit!
Credit: mouse from merced
On the NW Ridge of Mt. Clark.
On the NW Ridge of Mt. Clark.
Credit: mouse from merced
NW Ridge of Mt. Clark.
NW Ridge of Mt. Clark.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim Shirley doin' the Dike.  My attention is riveted on his belay, of ...
Jim Shirley doin' the Dike. My attention is riveted on his belay, of course.
Credit: mouse from merced


My photos from Schilling Ridge Rd. last summer.
Shcilling Ridge Rd., between Greeley Hill and Bagby.
Shcilling Ridge Rd., between Greeley Hill and Bagby.
Credit: mouse from merced
From Schilling Ridge.
From Schilling Ridge.
Credit: mouse from merced

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 13, 2014 - 08:19am PT
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
That old piece of stone is still there and my buddy is long gone, miss you GhoulweJ......we had so much fun that day.
GhoulweJ
GhoulweJ
Credit: Charlie D.

Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:41am PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Nov 13, 2014 - 10:05am PT
Half Dome as seen from middle peak of Mt Hoffman
Half Dome as seen from middle peak of Mt Hoffman
Credit: NutAgain!

Half Dome with Hoffman's Thumb
Half Dome with Hoffman's Thumb
Credit: NutAgain!

Halfdome from Mt Hoffman
Halfdome from Mt Hoffman
Credit: NutAgain!
Burnin' Oil

Trad climber
CA
Nov 13, 2014 - 10:57am PT
Credit: Burnin' Oil
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Nov 13, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
DM88T, what an image, worthy of posting again.



Also QITNL bringing the goods, as always.

Great shots, all.
TeleK

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 13, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
on the E. Butt of El Cap
on the E. Butt of El Cap
Credit: TeleK
Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Psilocyborg

climber
Nov 13, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
Credit: Psilocyborg
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Nov 15, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
Half Dome shadow
Half Dome shadow
Credit: Andy Fielding

Shadow
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 15, 2014 - 01:25pm PT


DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Nov 17, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
TT, wonderful carpet of clouds

the diving board
the diving board
Credit: DM88T
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Nov 21, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
Can any of our resident astronomy/math buffs calculate if that might actually be Mt. Clark's shadow, or if it's just an effect from the shape of Half Dome? Pic was taken 11/16/14 around 0715.
Credit: looks easy from here
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 21, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
looks easy...I take it that's a long exposure taken ~1/2 hour before sunrise









Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Nov 22, 2014 - 07:05am PT
Credit: Banquo
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 22, 2014 - 08:04am PT
credit:  Ted Orland
credit: Ted Orland
Credit: Ted Orland
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 22, 2014 - 08:31am PT
^^^Brilliant! Have a half of a Clif Bar, young man.

Clouds are nice.
Clouds are nice.
Credit: mouse from merced
^^^Prosaic, mundane, ho-hum, and taken on April Fool's Day. I'll have the other half of that Clif Bar, though.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Nov 22, 2014 - 08:33am PT
looks easy...I take it that's a long exposure taken ~1/2 hour before sunrise

Oops, 0615 was the time my camera said it was taken, but I bet it was 0715 and my camera didn't reset for the time change. I thought that seemed a bit early.

That's a pretty cool link you posted, I'll have to geek out on it a bit when I get to a real computer. Thanks.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 22, 2014 - 10:52am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 22, 2014 - 11:09am PT
A little juggling and would you believe...?  Boy, that's a lot of onio...
A little juggling and would you believe...? Boy, that's a lot of onion skin.
Credit: TRADSTER FROM TUOLUMNE
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 22, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
For a second there mouse I thought you had taken a photo from the same spot...thanks for lightening it up.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 23, 2014 - 05:52am PT
Hey, dome mention it.

It looks like a bad case of dandruff on the old gal. But scenic dandruff. I'd forgotten how it looks up there. Thanks for the pict.
Bad Climber

climber
Nov 23, 2014 - 06:47am PT
Great, great thread! One hellofa rock. One pic up thread features the only two grade VI's I've done--West Face of El Cap and NWFHD. Neat.

BAd
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 23, 2014 - 09:42am PT
Credit: Jim Alinder
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 25, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
From the Nature Conservancy and worth sharing:
Credit: Nature Conservancy
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 5, 2014 - 01:30am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
I notice a ghost in these shots...using a flash.
I notice a ghost in these shots...using a flash.
Credit: mouse from merced
Looks like a Nativity Scene or reminiscent of Clarence King's story of...
Looks like a Nativity Scene or reminiscent of Clarence King's story of coming back from climbing Mt. Clark, the one about the huge conifer bonfire which he and Gardiner built in the middle of a snowstorm.
Credit: mouse from merced
What might look like a forest fire in winter is glare from lights over...
What might look like a forest fire in winter is glare from lights overhead and unavoidable reflection.
Credit: mouse from merced
This shows the peaks of the Sierra Nevada from appr. Slide Mtn. on south to Tioga Pass.
Mt. Conness, I confess, is the only one that I have scaled.
This last shot appears to have been taken while over (approximate) Peregoy Meadow;
or maybe Bridal Veil CG, along the road to Glacier Point.
This series is owned by Jay, who was operating as Merced Tours but no longer.
These are the actual size of each of these prints.
Credit: mouse from merced
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Dec 5, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
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