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Massive rockfall down the west face of Clouds Rest -Yosemite

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:58 pm

Back on June 14th there was a massive rockfall down the west face of Clouds Rest. Reported by Rock and Ice here: http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/ma ... aya-canyon

Can you image being on your way up when things started to loosen up?!
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.



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Re: Massive rockfall down the west face of Clouds Rest -Yose

Postby copeg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:26 pm

Yikes! Pretty crazy to seeing those photos (and progression of photos in the video).

I remember a few years ago camped at the top of Snow Creek, waking in the middle of the night to a thunderous roar echoing through the canyon. Given the time of year (late spring) I chalked it up to a snow avalanche further up Tenaya. Only when hiking down did I realize a chunk of half dome had fallen off that night. Kind of puts things in perspective.
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Re: Massive rockfall down the west face of Clouds Rest -Yose

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:41 pm

This is pretty freaky, check out this memo by Yosemite NPS, and especially the date. http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/rockfallrisk2012.htm
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