Pothole Dome Climber's Log

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jpmossy - May 7, 2009 8:02 am


we saw that sign, looked around and ran for dear life across that meadow, thankfully no bullhorns were involved


rice - Oct 1, 2008 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

la dee da  Sucess!

great 1st thing to do in the morning


McCannster - Aug 12, 2008 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Quick  Sucess!

Took about 10 mins from the car.


desmo13 - Aug 11, 2008 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

fun top ropes  Sucess!

top roping goodness, was walking around on the top looking for another set of anchors, and the rain hit. Slick, slow descent off the dome.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Jun 4, 2008 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008

Walk Up  Sucess!

If you have passed this by- Like I did for years- Your missing some nice views.


Wallylongridge - Dec 13, 2007 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

The class 2 route  Sucess!

I've wanted to bag this Dome for 30yrs finally

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 19, 2007 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1998

First for Hannah  Sucess!

Hannah, my eight year old daughter with mild cerebral palsy, hiked up with us today. When she realized she could be first up in the family, she raced up, only pausing to pick up her shoe when it flew off. She made it first. The smile was incredible, even rivalling the view.


Luciano136 - Oct 9, 2007 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Walk up  Sucess!

Took the quick walk up with my mom. Nice views. It literally only takes a few minutes.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Aug 13, 2007 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

SE Face  Sucess!

Checked out TM from atop.


cp0915 - May 29, 2007 11:23 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

S Slope (aka Men at Work)  Sucess!



cbuelow - May 12, 2007 2:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Near Death Experience in Flip Flops  Sucess!

Great views - Tuolumne Meadow was more like a lake after the heavy snow year. The campground wasn't open yet and we were the only ones around.


colinr - Aug 12, 2006 12:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Nice Views  Sucess!

Walked up with my wife, Juan, and Luis, as a warm up to swimming in the Tuolomne River and hiking down to North Dome later that day. A great way to work some soreness out after hiking from Tenaya Lake to the Valley via Clouds Rest and Half Dome a couple of days before.


James_W - Aug 7, 2006 2:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Good Fun  Sucess!

Fun little friction scramble.


mountainmatt - Mar 18, 2006 6:49 am

Can't believe I topped this one  Sucess!

A great view at the west end of the Meadows.


rice - Sep 7, 2005 7:23 pm

Route Climbed: not the tourist way but not the steepest way either Date Climbed: september 5, 205  Sucess!

excellent views of tuoleme medows and lembert dome. my girlfriend was a little nervous of slipping on some of the polished granite but she made it up like a champ


rhyang - Aug 27, 2005 5:55 pm

Route Climbed: Right-side toprope #1, Men at Work Date Climbed: 26-August-2005  Sucess!

I couldn't bear to watch Matthew free-soloing Men at Work - he had my TR biners & slings and the rope, but no beer.

Afterwards, he rapped down and we climbed the 5.8 friction line a couple of times. Then it was my turn to downclimb Men at Work.

Gripped I was. In complete fear. Then I remembered how great the focaccia is at the Tuolumne Meadows Store ...


keema - Jul 8, 2005 12:32 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Route Date Climbed: July 6, 2005

This was my wifes first Summit. :) With her lack of experience, old tennis shoes and her fear of heights and slipping we opted for the safe southeast route rather than Men at Work.
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PellucidWombat - Feb 2, 2005 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Route Climbed: Men at Work Date Climbed: October 12, 2003, July 3rd (with mommy!)  Sucess!

September 6, 2010 - TRed the right N Side, descended Men at Work after cleaning the top-ropes.

July 3, 2010 - Took my mom up this route for her first visit to the Sierra, and first experience walking on granite slab.

October 12, 2003 - After warming up for this route by dayhiking Mt Whitney & Mt Muir via the Mountaineers Route, my party and I embarked on this "treacherous" route without much hope for success since we were attempting to free-solo it without a beer. As luck would have it, we summitted and even got some tourists to take photos of us climbing the erratics on the summit!

Thankfully they also had some Fig Newtons to replenish our waning strength for the descent.


Flanders - Jan 31, 2005 12:39 pm

Route Climbed: Men at Work Date Climbed: 8/2003  Sucess!

Fun as a day-off jaunt or a place to gauge if you really want to climb the bigger domes of the park. Worth the climb at night if you're staying at the meadow's campground to watch the sun set.


Diggler - Jan 28, 2005 1:12 pm

Route Climbed: SE face, Men at Work Date Climbed: 6 Oct, 2000; 22 August, 2004  Sucess!

This was my first High (?) Sierra 'peak.' Did it on my way to meet my homeboy Zathan to climb Mt. Whitney in October, 2000. Great introduction to rock climbing in Tuolumne. Took the SE face at the time.

2nd (or maybe 3rd or 4th) time: Having completed (half of, before getting chased off by inclement weather) the Matthes Crest Traverse, & the NW Books of Lembert Dome in the preceding days, Gordon & I were feeling confident, so we grabbed a couple of Keystones & headed for Pothole Dome. We then proceeded to put up (?) Men at Work, a much (or at least slightly) more committing route than the standard one, going up the direct S face. We were feeling strong, so we just 3rd-classed the whole route. Anyway, nice end of a nice Tuolumne climbing weekend (despite the abnormally iffy weather).

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