The Dome and outcropping Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008
I started from the parking area at 10:00 AM and was on the summit at 10:20 AM. This is a very easy hike with rewarding views. The description here is straightforward. After 10 minutes on top I ventured down to begin looking for the route to the outcropping and at one point found a rope that has been placed to assist. I kept circling the rocks and decided that I could pick a class III route on the North side; careful route finding will keep this at class III although with some exposure. Once on top, it was worth the slog; I made it at 11:00 AM. I took the route down that you can see from St. Peter's Dome and utilized the rope referenced earlier to down climb a 10' section. I was back at the car by 11:25 AM. Great hike and only saw two other people, albeit it was a Tuesday.
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