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Little Half Dome Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.89339, -122.27224 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Sep 9, 2002


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This small boulder is located in the Morter rock city park back and left of the main wall. It is about 15 feet tall and slightly overhanging in the middle bulge of the rock. You know, it looks like half dome, wonder how it got it's name.

Offering easier routes in the V0 - V3 range, Little Half Dome offers a warmup for people who don't feel like highballing the bench wall. It is also a great break for people killing themselves working on the many difficult problems on Mortar rock proper.

Landings under Little Yosemite are for the most part rather flat, though a little bit sketchy under the left side of the rock.

Getting There 

From Mortar Rock proper, head left and momentarily downhill about 30 feet on the further out path. This will take you to the "entrance" of the park. Continue heading on this trail uphill another 30 feet, and it's the fifteen foot high rock that looks like half dome on the left side. Can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the Berkeley area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Half Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Half Dome:
Center-Right   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Center-Left   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
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Featured Route For Little Half Dome

Center-Left V3 6A  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Little Half Dome
Sit start on center rail. Move straight up, using as many left-facing sidepulls and gastons as you can, before topping out....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By kennethsime
From: Berkeley, California
Nov 17, 2014
This is a seriously underrated boulder. The style is much different from the main wall at Mortar, lots of sidepulls and gastons, crimps and jugs, even a sloper or two. Can get scrunchy for the big guys, but it gets you working on your balance quite a bit. Great warm ups or projects for newer climbers.

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