Tuolumne (sp?)Meadows

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Four of us will be in Yosemite for a few days in June and want to take one day to go up to Tuolumne (sp?). Can anyone suggest high quality route / routes in the 5.7 - 5.10 range and location (i.e. which dome).

-- Dan Jopp (djopp@talon.net), April 25, 2000


A really good day can be spent on Pywiack and Polly Dome, acroos the road from each other. Dike route 5.9, a few 5.10's on pywiack. On polly West country 5.7, south Crack 5.7 and many others. In case you don't know, much of the climbing in Toulumne is fairly runout, often on 1/4 inch bolts.

-- Matt (hothotbunz@yahoo.com), April 26, 2000.

OOOOOPS Meant to say Stately Pleasure dome, instead of Polly

-- mATT (hothotbunz@YAHOO.COM), April 26, 2000.

Though not strictly in the Meadows, three high quality alpine routes come to mind. West Face Mt Conness (5.6) said to be Peter Croft's favorite route in the area, Southeast Buttress of Cathedral Peak (5.6 or 5.7), and the awesome Third Pillar Dana. (5.9+). Each of these climbs is and great all day adventure on killer rock in a beautiful alpine setting. In the Meadows proper, consider Hobbit Book on Marolumne Dome?(5.7), West Crack on DAFF Dome (5.9), Crying Time Again on Lembert (5.9), the Regular Route on Fairview (5.9), Direct Northwest Face of Lembert (5.10b), Lucky Streaks on Fairview (5.10a or 5.10d). These are all classics, there are many more. Just be ready to run it out (30+ ft sometimes!) if you stray away from the crack routes. This is especially true with many routes in the 5.8 and 5.9 range, be careful!

-- Craig Albright (craiga@qnet.com), May 27, 2000.

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