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!!
...am coming back for South Pillar (and more!!)
scrambled up the easy route during a solo hike, back when I worked on the Sierra trailcrew.
Hiked up with a couple of people from Central valley hiking group
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.
a great end to another season in the High Sierra.
My first multipitch trad climb with Doug Robinson guiding. A spectacular and memorable introduction to the sport!
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.
Great views and solitude, but the drive from Yosemite Valley was terrible (three hours round trip).
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.
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.
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.
Etsuko and I climbed this great route on the way back from Yosemite. Great backcountry climbing! Not a body in the vicinity.
Part of the trail was covered in snow, but it wasn't hard to get to the top. Nice views in all directions!
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.
I climbed this 4 pitch route with Jeff Brennen. The second pitch was classic.
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.
much better than it looks. pro to3" or so.