Massive rockfall pounding Half Dome slabs approach

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JesseM

Social climber
Yosemite
Aug 4, 2006 - 03:08pm PT
I just talked to Greg Stock, the Park Geologist, about the recent rock fall. He wants to warn climbers that the Slabs Approach should be avoided, and at all costs avoid Bushido Gully. The slabs and the base of the right side of the wall are covered with fine pulverized granite dust, and there are also dislodged boulders precariously perched throughout the area. There has not been any rain to clear anything out and we probably won't have a sizeable amount for a while. There is also still a high possibility that more rock fall will occur in the same area. It probably is not connected with the recent active zone further to the East (the fish-shaped chunk), but there is no way to totally rule that out.

The RNWF of HD was not immediately affected and climbers can approach it via the shoulder of HD below the cables by going on the hikers trail past Nevada and Vernal falls.

Thanks

Jesse

Climbing Ranger
jesse_mcgahey@nps.gov
(209) 372-0354
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Aug 12, 2006 - 11:24pm PT
Hey, let's see some pictures.

From way far away.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Aug 13, 2006 - 04:39pm PT
That's some rad footage of the Eiger's East face.
Matt Greenwood

climber
Portland, OR
Aug 21, 2006 - 06:19pm PT
Could someone please post a picture for me?
LuckyPink

Trad climber
Petaluma
Aug 22, 2006 - 03:47pm PT
anything new on this?
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