Lembert Dome Climber's Log

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atavist

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!

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Jun 4, 2008 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008

Trail  Sucess!

Nice day in TM, Dog Lake, Pothole Dome & Lembert Dome- With snow on all the peaks around and not too many people.

ckerth

ckerth - Jun 2, 2008 4:25 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

East Slope  Sucess!

Good views from the top

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Dec 12, 2007 12:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

Nice place to sit  Sucess!

The Dog dome looks good from here!

stepho

stepho - Nov 29, 2007 9:16 pm

East Slope  Sucess!

Hiked east slope several times when I was really little. All I remember is great view of Cathedral group and Mt. Dana and Gibbs.

Janell

Janell - Nov 24, 2007 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Summer living  Sucess!

My first multi pitch climb in my summer home!!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 19, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1998

First Ascent  Sucess!

A perfect mountain for eight year olds. My son Nate's attitude changed completely once we left the trail portion and started scrambling up.

CookieMonster

CookieMonster - Sep 25, 2007 2:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

Summer Snow  Sucess!

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.

atthecrux

atthecrux - Sep 21, 2007 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

NW books & solo  Sucess!

Summit via NW books and a solo straight up the slabs right of water grooves

renogurt

renogurt - Sep 4, 2007 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Loop around  Sucess!

I went up the west side to the top and down the east side. A nice finish to the day after Cathedral Peak.

patient0

patient0 - Aug 1, 2007 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

North Cleft  Sucess!

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.

batesville

batesville - Jul 10, 2007 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

for sunset  Sucess!

made it up the southeast side just in time for sunset...

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Jun 26, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Northwest Books  Sucess!

Good afternoon climb after driving all morning.

cp0915

cp0915 - May 29, 2007 11:21 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

SE Face  Sucess!

Aesthetic scrambling up easy slabs.

chudder

chudder - Apr 10, 2007 8:13 pm

East Slope walkup, summer 1992

What a zoo.

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 9, 2007 11:49 pm

Awesone Day  Sucess!

My cousin Phil and I made the short push. The views are great, of course.

hockeyman

hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2002

Fun little dome

Have done Water Cracks roped solo, Crying Time, Northwest Slabs, Direct Northwest, and the walk-up. Fun place to hang out on top.

Kerstin

Kerstin - Nov 21, 2006 5:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1985

Truck 'n' Drive and Lunar Leap  Sucess!

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

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Oct 20, 2006 4:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2006

Direct NW 5.10 c  Sucess!

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!

Alpinist

Alpinist - Sep 25, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

SE Slope  Sucess!

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.

Trip report.

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