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Whizz Dome
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Whizz Dome

 
Whizz Dome

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: Whizz Dome

Activities: Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Aid Climbing

Season: Summer

 

Page By: Dragger

Created/Edited: Aug 19, 2008 / Aug 19, 2008

Object ID: 433114

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Overview

The Whizz Domes are actually a pair of domes, next to each other: North and South Whizz domes. They are remarkable steep for a Tuolumne dome and are about 200 feet high, located between Daff Dome and Polly Dome on Tioga Road (120). There are routes from 5.7 - very difficult and are relatively uncrowded, due to the fact that they are difficult to see from the road and are not included in the ever-popular SuperTopo guides, as of yet.

Getting There

Park on Tioga road about 1 mile east of Low Profile Dome, across from the east end of Medlicott Dome. This is a paved pullout on the north side of the road - the only pullout nearby that is paved. Once you've parked, hike in a northwesterly direction. The domes are about 1/2 a mile away; there is no real trail. (We did find cairns, but they didn't seem to lead to the domes.) You cannot really see the domes because of the dense forest and because from the direction you approach, they just look like piles of rock. Once you hike around to the backside, however, you'll see that these aesthetic domes are about 200 feet high with moderate and many difficult routes.

Summary of Routes

The South Whizz Dome has the following routes on its Northwest face, starting from the left side:
Prow 5.7
Start Bouldering 5.11
Body and Soul 5.12
Cheat Stone 5.11+
Countdown 5.11
Rivendell Crack 5.8 (Pro: 3")

The North Whizz Dome has the following route on its North Face:
North Face Route 5.7

The North Whizz Dome has the following route on its West Face:
West Side Route 5.6

The North Whizz Dome has the following routes on its Northwest face, starting from the left side:
Cuckcoo's Nest 5.9
Ease on It 5.10c
Knob Roulette 5.10d
Thy will Be Done 5.10c
Handbook 5.11a (Pro: lots of medium nuts and cams, some large ones helpful (.75 - 5 inches)
Deception 5.10a
Take a Whizz 5.9
Gee Whizz A2 (but this route looked to have been sport free climbed with bolts drilled all over it and quickdraws hanging up the crack itself)

Images

North Whizz Dome