Royal Arches to Crest Jewel trail photo;
also shows trail to North Dome Gully.
the angle is not so good for showing the route in the Gully itself.
(adapted from the photo by John Sheard on p.6 of Yosemite
Half Dome - Slabs Approach
topo, 3 hour approach via Mirror Lake, when fixed ropes are in place
NOTE: massive rockfalls in 2006 have made this approach
too dangerous to use for awhile. Check back in 2008 or so to see
if the cliff section left of Bushido Gully has stabilized, and if
winter rains have cleaned off all the loose rock and sand from 2006.