The most popular route on one of Yosemite’s most famous features – the vertical face that makes this Dome a “half” rather than a whole. A great route by the legendary Royal Robbins that opened a new chapter in American rock climbing. Suffers from crowding and trashing now. A common target for speed ascents, but the average team will still spend a night or two on the wall.


Yosemite Nat’l Park, California, USA


G5, G28, I1, I2, I3, W9, W32

Type / Rating

Lowland Rock (big wall) / VI, 5.9, A2 (and up)

Route Description:

On the CD


Trip Reports:

Drixelius 7/95
Patterson 5/00
Wright 6/01

First Ascent:

R. Robbins, J. Gallwas, M. Sherrick, June 24-28, 1957

Also on the CD-ROM:

22 high-res images of this climb, USGS topo map

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