Ascent of North Dome on 2015-08-11

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Date:Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Dome
    Elevation:7542 ft / 2298 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally made it to North Dome, a hike I had long desired. Absolutely incredible view of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. Unfortunately, regional wildfires made the view a bit hazy. Also visited nearby arch at Indian Rock.

The trail becomes pretty tricky when you get to the exposed granite sections as you descend toward North Dome. Sometimes only a few rocks line the way with little to no cairns present. There's a section where you actually turn left (northeast) away from North Dome and descend down a few switchbacks to a forested area, then start to ascend the dome itself.
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Descending toward North Dome. Sentinel Dome is visible on the right horizon and you can also see smoke from a nearby fire (2015-08-11). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:608 ft / 185 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:608 ft / 185 m
    Start Trailhead:8150 ft / 2484 m
Descent Statistics

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