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Liberty Cap (California)

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Liberty Cap (California)

Liberty Cap
Liberty Cap is next to Nevada Fall
Elevation 7,080 ft (2,160 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 956 ft (291 m)[1]
Parent peak Half Dome[2]
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates [1]
Topo map USGS Half Dome
Type Granite dome
Age of rock Cretaceous
Easiest route Scramble, class 2-3[3]

Liberty Cap is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, California, USA which lies at the extreme northwestern margin of Little Yosemite Valley. It lies adjacent, to the north of Nevada Fall, on the John Muir Trail. It rises 1,700 feet (520 m) feet from the base of Nevada Fall to a peak elevation of 7,080 ft (2,158 m). A smaller, mesa-like dome called Mount Broderick stands immediately adjacent to Liberty Cap.


The easiest routes starts at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and follow either the John Muir Trail or the Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Falls. Cross the bridge over the Merced River and climb the short ridge. From the granite slabs on the ridge ascend the Northeast Gully (class 2-3) to the summit.[3]

There are a number of technical routes on Liberty Cap ranging in difficulty from class 5.8 to 5.11.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Liberty Cap, California". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Liberty Cap". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b c "Liberty Cap". Retrieved 2014-01-22. 

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