|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1875|
|First successful climber(s):||George Anderson|
|Nearest major airport:||Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada|
|Convenient Center:||Yosemite National Park, California|
Half Dome is an enormous granite crescent-shaped mass, famous for its smooth glacially-carved 2,000-foot northwest face. Today the spikes of the original route have been replaced by wooden steps and steel cables, making the ascent possible for the non-technical climber. Despite this, however, there is still plenty of serious technical climbing to be done on this massive wall.