Hiked east slope several times when I was really little. All I remember is great view of Cathedral group and Mt. Dana and Gibbs.
My first multi pitch climb in my summer home!!
A perfect mountain for eight year olds. My son Nate's attitude changed completely once we left the trail portion and started scrambling up.
I only had a couple of hours, so this worked out perfectly. I was unsure what to expect from the parking lot because the dome is steep looking and doesn't look like the place to be in a snowstorm. Still, I decided to give it a go and headed up the trail to Dog Lakes. The trail winds around the back side, and only the last hundred feet required some care on the wet rock.
Summit via NW books and a solo straight up the slabs right of water grooves
I went up the west side to the top and down the east side. A nice finish to the day after Cathedral Peak.
Was aiming for the east side route, but I got a little bored of circling around and this seemed like a good option. Quick trip up after getting camp made in TM. Fairly empty, but it was closing on Sunset.
made it up the southeast side just in time for sunset...
Good afternoon climb after driving all morning.
Aesthetic scrambling up easy slabs.
What a zoo.
My cousin Phil and I made the short push. The views are great, of course.
Have done Water Cracks roped solo, Crying Time, Northwest Slabs, Direct Northwest, and the walk-up. Fun place to hang out on top.
Truck 'n' Drive was fun! I climbed around the "leap" section of Lunar Leap after failing at it a few times. Did Cry in Time Again, which was wonderful, and the last pitch of Big Boys Don't Cry on August 23, 1987
My first 5.10c lead--also my first aid climb, 5.10a C1. A fun 5.9 first pitch with some nice short, cruxy finger locks in pin scars; a challenging second pitch with a couple 5.10a moves and an interesting 10c thin fingers crux with no feet. My fingers are on the thick side and pulling my body weight up the vertical section with four finger tips locked into pin pockets didn't go too well. Three falls and I started pulling on cams to aid through. Oh, the shame!
Sprinted up and back off-trail in an hour from the highway. This was the last day and final climb during a 10-day backpacking trip from Leavitt Meadows to Toulumne Meadows.
Climbed with Adam and Damien, somehow I seemed to get all the crux moves. The runout 5.8 was more heady than the 5.10 moves, except perhaps for Damo who went airborne following the last traverse and earned himself the new nickname Batman. The route, Adam noted, lived up to its name.
A nice warmup hike before tackling Dana the following day. Plenty of company up top, but great views of Tuolumne Meadows, Mt. Dana, Mt. Gibbs.
Climbed with Susan Holl. Roped up around 2pm. I led the first pitch, Susan led the second, did the whole thing in about 90 minutes. Then hiked up to the top of the dome and back down the regular trail.
A bit cool in the afternoon and breezy. We could see storm clouds over the crest. The views from the top were tremendous.
After a nice hike to Mt Hoffman we decided to sample Lembert Dome. Given our late start around 5pm this route fit just well. The first pitch was nice with slab, lieback and roof moves. The second pitch had a runout start without the mentioned bolt and a wide crack higher up but easier than the first pitch. The descent was an exciting affair on slabs. The sunset was incredible and a great way to end my short trip to Tuolumne.