Half Dome

Half Dome

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Half Dome is a quartz monzonite batholith at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. It stands at nearly 8,800 feet above sea level and is composed of quartz monzonite, an igneous rock that solidified several thousand feet within the Earth.

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Website

nps.gov

Phone

+1 (209) 372-0826

Location

Mariposa County California United States

Coordinates

37.74235° N, 119.53485° W