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Re: Recent Rockfalls at Church Bowl

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avatar Recent Rockfalls at Church Bowl
April 06, 2012 01:31PM
Two rockfalls occurred near the Church Bowl picnic area on April 3 and 4. Both rockfalls happened at night, the first at 11:15 pm on April 3 and the second at 10:35 pm on April 4. The rockfalls originated from a point about 600 feet above the valley floor and fell onto the talus slope east of the Church Bowl area, destroying dozens of trees and depositing hundreds of tons of fresh rock debris. Because the rockfalls happened at night, there were no injuries associated with the events.

Due to the popularity of climbing routes in the Church Bowl area, and the potential for additional rock falls in the near future, a hard closure has been established for the eastern portion of the Church Bowl area, including the climbing route "Bishop's Terrace". The cliff will be monitored for additional rockfall activity.
avatar Re: Recent Rockfalls at Church Bowl
April 07, 2012 08:09PM
I'm not familiar where Church Bowl is.
Re: Recent Rockfalls at Church Bowl
April 07, 2012 08:19PM
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forrestranger
I'm not familiar where Church Bowl is.

It is the area across the road north of Ahwahnee Meadow between the clinic and what looks like a stone guard gate leading to the Ahwahnee. It is called Church Bowl because church services were held there. There are some picnic tables there and a few portable toilets. We were at Yosemite lodge but did not hear anything. We had not been to the Ahwanee since the day before so we did not see anything.
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