Half Dome is a prominant rock tower in Yosemite National Park. Its impressive northwest face rises almost 1500 meters (5000 feet) above Yosemite Valley. The mountain is a very popular photo motif as well as a paradise for climbers. While Half Dome was declared absolutely inaccessible for humans in 1865 only ten years later George Anderson was the first to reach the summit after successfully climbing the rock wall. In 1957 the first grade VI climb in North America was achieved at Half Dome.
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Elevation: 2696 m
Country and region: USA, California
Mountain range: Sierra Nevada
Prominence: 410 m
Orometric dominance: 15
Coordinates: 37.746036, -119.532940