BETA PHOTO: Map of Balloon Dome area
3000 foot granite dome in the San Joaquin river canyon, if you like getting away from it all, and want to climb alone, this is the place for you.
3 ways to get there, one is from Kaiser Pass, or South Fork trail off minarets road, or from Granite Creek trailhead, either way it's a long hike to the river floor.
Weather station 12.2 miles from here
BETA PHOTO: Topo to Buffoon Dome Route, fun route.
Mike Arechiga on the summit of Balloon Dome.