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.
Local Information for Balloon Dome
BETA PHOTO: Topo to Buffoon Dome Route, fun route.
Mike Arechiga on the summit of Balloon Dome.