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Half Dome Bowl

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 5.0 (1) SKI LINE

A steep bowl with lots of options and lapping potential.


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Ski Line

12,530' 3,819 m

High

12,055' 3,674 m

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0' 0 m

Up

475' 145 m

Down

44%

Avg Slope (24°)

50%

Max Slope (27°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

If you exit back to Highway-91 by skiing down the gulch, be sure to keep left as it starts to mellow out to avoid hitting the Ten Mile Creek before the road crosses it.

Description

Take a careful look at your options as you hike up the ridge of Half Dome and pick out your line. There are a number of chutes in the bowl that all funnel into a couple main exits. All the lines look like a lot of fun. The main hazards are dealing with cornices (30'+) and cliff bands.

The bowl faces north-east, so the mix of indirect sunlight and wind-loading makes for good snow. Also, it's very easy to lap by skinning back up the north-west facing chute to the skier's right at the bottom.

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Jacob Winey

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Half Dome, with the bowl on the left and face on the right.
May 19, 2018 near Copper…, CO
Half Dome Bowl, from below.
May 19, 2018 near Copper…, CO
Harry, riding out the bottom of the bowl (it's bigger than it looks)
May 19, 2018 near Copper…, CO

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