Granite Dome Climber's Log

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patricklynch88 - Sep 14, 2017 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

Kennedy Meadows Trailhead  Sucess!

Granite Dome via Kennedy Meadows Trailhead and Ridge Lake. Overnight trip. 3,900 ft elevation gain. Party of 4.

ktoyama - Oct 15, 2015 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015

Nice Area!  Sucess!

Starting from the Kennedy Meadows Resort, we went off trail from the launch meadow trail just before the confluence of the Summit creek. We camped north of Ridge Lake. The next day we went East toward the upper Lewis Lake and then climbed up the slope to the plateau. The rest is an easy hiking West toward the summit of Granite Dome. I circumvented the upper Lewis Lake counter-clockwise on my way down. Surrounded by granite walls with some small sandy beaches & a gorgeous water color the upper Lewis Lake was the most beautiful among the lakes I saw there. The weather was almost perfect except occasional high wind during the night.


MarekB - Aug 9, 2013 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

crazy geology  Sucess!

Hiked up to the summit on a nice summer day; I loved the transition from granite slabs to volcanic rubble in NE Emigrant one can see from the top.


mpyle - Sep 11, 2008 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Looped SE from Ridge Lake  Sucess!

A fairly easy climb, but made tougher by hauling full backpacking packs up and over the mountain. Flat summit pretty freaky - reminded me of Half Dome for some reason.


SillyUncleKarl - Apr 15, 2008 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

XC from Relief Lake  Sucess!

Nice class 2 cross-country all around. I went up from relief lake then circled around and down to the Huckleberry Lake area.


mtngeek - Mar 13, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2002

Hiked up from the west side

The trip up was a fun day hike from camping along the small lakes on the western side of the dome with various granite slabs, alpine meadows with wildflowers, and barren scree slopes along the way.


mrolph - Oct 3, 2005 12:49 pm

Route Climbed: NE from Ridge Lake Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed up a nice class 4 route from the east end of Ridge Lake. Descended by a class 4 route to the west end of Ridge Lake.

mschnaidt - Sep 5, 2005 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: From Upper Lewis Lake Date Climbed: September 3 2005  Sucess!

Hiked in from Silver Mine trailhead. The jeep trail to the trailhead is rugged. Base camped at Iceland Lake. Pretty lake but no fish. Caught a few Brook trout in Upper Lewis Lake. The route from Upper Lewis Lake wasn't too difficult. Great views, well worth the climb.

Richard McJagger - Aug 15, 2005 7:06 pm

Route Climbed: Southern Date Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!

UP: Long Lake to Cooledge Meadow to Wilson Meadow to summit

Down: Wilson Meadow down Spring Creek/Post Corral Canyon


derbilly - Jul 6, 2005 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: From Upper Lewis Lake Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Near complete snow coverage above 9000', clear skies, views abound.


Alpinist - Aug 31, 2003 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: Southern Route Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!

Camped at Wilson Meadow Lake and followed the route north as decribed in Ben Schifrin's Emigrant guidebook. It was a clear day and the views into Yosemite, Emigrant and Carson Iceberg were awesome! There were some fires near Pinecrest, but they did not affect the views.

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