Fresno Dome Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Nov 5, 2018 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2018

Fantastic reward for little effort  Sucess!

Wonderful views of southern Yosemite from the summit. Pleasant road and trail to get here. Met a couple young local climbers who didn't bother wearing shirts or shoes(!)


Fairweather - Oct 30, 2015 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1986

Watership Down  Sucess!

With Suzi.
OK route.


muajee - Jul 23, 2013 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

via Whiskey Bill  Sucess!

Lead all pitches. Feeling great getting back on my feet after the injury and after the metals were all removed!!

Love the view. Had the whole summit to ourselves.

Totally enjoyed it!! coming back for South Pillar (and more!!)



cdog - Aug 4, 2011 12:47 pm

cool rock  Sucess!

scrambled up the easy route during a solo hike, back when I worked on the Sierra trailcrew.


Niels79 - Apr 16, 2011 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up with a couple of people from Central valley hiking group


colinr - Dec 24, 2010 2:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up with the whole family. My daughter, not yet three at the time did some impressive steep scrambling off trail on the way up. She and I summitted nearby Quartz Mountain later that day after driving to roads end.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Sep 11, 2009 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

Tourist Trail  Sucess!

Nice day.


mountainmatt - Nov 20, 2008 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2006

Great Fall  Sucess!

a great end to another season in the High Sierra.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Jul 11, 2007 12:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1997

South Pillar  Sucess!

My first multipitch trad climb with Doug Robinson guiding. A spectacular and memorable introduction to the sport!

QuailBS - Apr 24, 2007 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1999

Tourist/ Summit trail  Sucess!

One of my first "summits" and I was 10 years old. Even then, it was relatively easy.
Hiked up the trail with my Dad and Sister, and took the easiest route.
I can thank Fresno Dome for being one of the more prominant hikes I did as a kid to spark my interest in hiking.


SummitJunkie - Mar 7, 2006 2:14 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2005

Climbed: Tourist Trail  Sucess!

Great views and solitude, but the drive from Yosemite Valley was terrible (three hours round trip).


Deb - Nov 21, 2005 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: Whiskey Bll 5.7/5.8 Date Climbed: 20 Novemer 2005  Sucess!

Took my shoulder out for a test drive after 2 months of no technical climbing; seemed to do alright besides the fact that I am flabby and out of shape now! Fun climb except that slippery squeeze job and lichen in my eyes.


ClimbingJunkie - Oct 15, 2005 2:17 pm

Route Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: October 13, 2005  Sucess!

Great views and solitude, but the drive from Yosemite Valley was terrible (three hours round trip).


mdostby - Jun 8, 2005 12:40 am

Route Climbed: Summit Trail Date Climbed: June 7th 2005  Sucess!

Just wanted something to do after work so I drove as far as the road would allow and hiked the rest. Snow has the road blocked about a mile and a half before the trail head. The north facing slope still has a bit of snow coverage but nothing serious. Not a sole around.

Nate D

Nate D - Feb 28, 2005 7:56 pm

Route Climbed: Looking Glass Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

A somewhat anticlimactic trad route following a left facing corner. The 3rd (or 4th?) pitch, which is maybe Rowsby Woof?, looked exposed and cool from below, but was a simple crawl thru under the roof.

Overall, the dome is great and has fine views, but heed the warnings about hikers tossing rocks!

We later flailed a bit on Zipa-De-Do-Da.


Misha - Oct 12, 2004 12:02 pm

Route Climbed: South Pillar Date Climbed: October 11, 2004  Sucess!

Etsuko and I climbed this great route on the way back from Yosemite. Great backcountry climbing! Not a body in the vicinity.

Markeymark - Jul 27, 2004 3:38 pm

Route Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: May, 2004  Sucess!

Part of the trail was covered in snow, but it wasn't hard to get to the top. Nice views in all directions!


mdostby - Jun 15, 2004 12:08 am

Route Climbed: Tourist Trail Date Climbed: June 14, 2004  Sucess!

While staying in Fresno I wanted to go check out Fresno Dome for future possable climbs. Drove up to the trailhead after work and ran/hiked up to the lofty summit. The static electricity in the air was causing my hiking poles to hum/buzz and I even was getting zapped when I touched the metal on the poles. I stayed on top only for a short second before running all the way back to my truck trying to beat the rain.

Eric Tipton - Jan 28, 2003 10:32 pm

Route Climbed: "The Predator" 5.10 Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this 4 pitch route with Jeff Brennen. The second pitch was classic.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Dec 13, 2002 11:21 am

Route Climbed: South Pillar Date Climbed: June 27th 2002  Sucess!

Roger Hayashi and I did the route in 39 minutes (car-to-car). 4 pitches of enjoyable climbing (thanks Fred Beckey). The first pitch is possibly 5.8+ (see route gouge) for the first 50 feet then goes 5.6/5.7 for the remaining pitches.

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