Truck n Drive
Cry in time again
Fun hike to the top, beautiful views of the meadow
A fairly serious 7-pitch 5.9, with enough runout to tighten any sphincter! It's possible to get off route on pitch 6 or 7. The .10a bolted line to the right of pitch 7 is highly recommended.
My first trad lead in Tuolumne. Very enjoyable. I would come back in 2002 and solo this with Austin Archer. Still enjoyable!
Did this route with Jason Laird (aka FallGuy). Interesting highsteppin' inside this groove! Entertainment prior to the Eichorn Retirement Ceremony.....
Climb it with my 10 years old son.
Our high school x-country coach took nine of us runners to Tuolumne for nine days of conditioning. The first evening there we scrambled to the top of Lembert Dome. The coach basically called us a bunch of pussies as we nervously made a night descent. I have been in love with Tuolumne ever since.
Better views from smaller Pot Hole Dome.
Very nice 5.6. Great views, great moves on pitch 1.
Hiked up with friends, Mark, Natasha and Brian from Tuolomne Village. Short and easy with nice views up top. Looped around back to Lembert Dome parking lot and caught the shuttle back to T-V and my truck. Watched robins pluck frogs and tadpoles from a small pond on the north side on the way back. Those guys are vicious!
We arrived in Tuolumne Meadows in the afternoon and had some time to kill so we decided to do a quick scramble. It was a fun adventure for the day and got us in the frame of mind for our climbing course in the following days at the Yosemite Mountaineering School. We had great views at the top.
Great route, soft for the grade, mcuh fun.
Scrambled up this route in lieu of the standard hike up. It would have been fun to do one of the technical multipitch routes on the west face, but I didn't bring my gear this trip. The scramble was a lot of fun. Downclimbing the 5.2 move with 100 feet of fall exposure tested my nerves a bit, but all was good after I secured two bomber hand jambs.
I can't wait to visit Yosemite again. Next time, the rack is definately coming along!
Great hike w/my gf - superb effort-to-view ratio. Fun side-trip to Dog Dome to the southeast. More ramblings and pics are here.
This was my first class 3 route, a walk up I did in my tennis shoes (that tend to fall off as I climb). Dad didn't think it was so easy and kept making me wait for him to scout out the route before I could climb up. Then he'd climb right behind me, probably so he wouldn't get lost. When my shoes came off Dad had to catch them before they tumbled down the slopes. I couldn't climb in my socks, so I had to wait for Dad to give me my shoes back. Dad kept telling me to slow down and be careful, and he looked a bit frightened when I turned around and sat down on the rock. He kept using words like friction and finger pockets, and saying things "I wonder if a ranger will cite me for this" and "your mother would kill me." But I thought it was fun, at least until I got tired. Dad made a deal with me, and I got a hot dog at the Meadow Grill as a reward for getting to the top. I thought it was a good trade.
Good views of Tuolumne Meadows and the Sierra crest from the bare granite summit.
Climbed this 7 pitch route with my son Luke. This was one of my first leads without a skilled leader in the party, but we made it to the top anyways. Good route,a bit runout, finished the last pitch 15' to the right of the origional route on a 4 bolt face. (ROWCC trip.)
One of the slab routes in Tuolumne that isn't too run out, but the bolts are rusty quarter-inchers, and the hangars are homemade, with a mix of aluminum angle stock and steel angle. The first pitch is easier than 5.9, and the crux move is leaving the belay ledge, a very commiting mantle onto a steep slab, this move mayhap coining the name 'Lunar Leap'
Also up the trail and short scramble to the summit with my boys in 2006 when they were 9 & 7 & 7.
Also July 19, 2009 via Northwest Books.
Ryle and I ran/power-hiked this one evening. Nice jaunt.
My wife and I scrambled up lembert dome and had awesome views in all directions.