Lembert Dome Climber's Log

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mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

3x  Sucess!

Each trip while hanging out or driving through Tuolumne Meadows mostly to stretch the legs. Up the southeast slope from the parking area each time.


haishan - Apr 1, 2010 8:38 pm

great night hike  Sucess!

Climbed the south slabs several times on moonlit nights... one of my very favorite places in the world.


WML - Mar 6, 2010 2:02 am

por la noche

after a day on cathedral and eichorn, it was decided that climbing this granite dome would be a good idea. in the dark. not so much. clearly, we make excellent decisions


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

First Trad Lead!  Sucess!

NW books, Left Water Crack. Good times!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Via NW Books (5.6)  Sucess!

Rob Yang leading. Fun traverse/step around.


thexcat - Oct 19, 2009 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

SE Face  Sucess!

Climbed with Maianh. Breakfast on summit ~8am, nobody else around. Just barely missed sunrise. Great views of Cathedral range. Climbed Tenaya Peak later that day.


TLP - Oct 4, 2009 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009

start of a nice day  Sucess!

I went to the Soda Springs area before this hike and saw a deer being reflected perfectly in some water. I then followed the short trail to Lembert Dome where there were great views to be had. After I took the short walk to Dog Lake, which I liked as well.


pjgordon - Sep 25, 2009 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

I'll See you later  Sucess!

The cougar might have got away, but the rest of the views from the top were fantastic, especially cathedral at dusk.


JasonH - Sep 24, 2009 2:03 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009

East Slope  Sucess!

Did this one after dinner. Great views all around. Dana looked great with alpine glow. Almost got attacked by a cougar on top. Wish that would have worked out.


CWessels - Sep 21, 2009 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

South Slope  Sucess!

This scramble was everything I hoped for. I just wish it was 3x longer!


KVHiker - Aug 14, 2009 11:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

A Very Cool Place  Sucess!

We got to hike Lembert Dome in daytime, and the ranger showed us the stars there at night. A very cool place.


Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Jul 3, 2009 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Northwest Books (5.6, 2 pitches)  Sucess!

Irene+ and I did this one on a weekend trip to Tuolumne, soon after I arrived in Fresno. Some committing moves, felt a bit hard for 5.6. Great summit with awesome views of the Meadows and an easy descent. We did some routes at the Bunny Slopes the same day.


Fins129 - Jun 29, 2009 2:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2009

Northwest Books  Sucess!

Quick warm up climb after a long drive up.


snowflake - Mar 20, 2009 6:20 pm

Cry In Time Again  Sucess!

Did "Cry in Time Again" in 1992 and the Water Cracks in 1991.


daw37 - Feb 14, 2009 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2006

Great view  Sucess!

Just a quick walk up this one...


selinunte01 - Dec 28, 2008 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2008

Nice hike - outstanding views  Sucess!

We did the Dog Lake - Lembert Dome Loop via eastern ridge - nice hike from Tuolumne Meadows and wow - what an outstanding view !!


velodurt - Oct 9, 2008 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

Great views from the Top!  Sucess!

Fun hike with great views! A must do hike in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite.
Natural Born Hikers


Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1987

I almost  Sucess!

broke my arm while running down the east slope when I was ten years old.. I would like to say that I am not as big of a klutz as I once was, but anyone who knows me would know that I was lying.


McCannster - Aug 12, 2008 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

South Slopes  Sucess!

On the way up to the Sierra Challenge, took about 1 hr 15 mins, car-summit-car, with a nice rest on top.


atavist - Jul 21, 2008 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Left Water Crack  Sucess!

After coming off Cathedral, we were on our way to the store to buy some beer. But as we were pulling out of the Tuolumne Meadows Campground I was enthralled by a huge crack cutting up the Dome. It was very wide and straight until it takes a huge dogleg to the left. We abandoned the beer and went to the Dome's pullout to have a closer look. I grabbed my climbing shoes (just in case).

I walked up the steep and polished granite to the base of the crack. The last 15 feet were very slippery and required putting on the climbing shoes. From the base, the crack revealed itself to be a deep channel eroded by water run-off. It was about 2-3 feet wide and roughly resembled a giant irregular staircase. After a delicate mantle I was in the bottom of the crack. I wasn't totally committed but it did look easier to continue up than to go back down. So up I went.

The climbing in this crack is very unique. The center of the crack is slick from water run-off, the sides of the crack are much rougher and offer more fricion. I remember only one hold on the entire route - a one-finger pocket which is helpful at the crux. Otherwise I mantled with some useful knee bars and shoulder bars. Very fun climbing.

I arrived at the top of the Dome about 10 minutes before the sun set. It was serene. My partner, who scrambled up the slopes, met me on the summit. We walked off the slopes and got to the Meadows campstore by 9pm. It was already closed but after careful negotiations with the off-duty clerks, we walked out with a 6-pack!

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