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Daff Dome, South Flank

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L to R R to L Alpha
14 Karat S 
Alimony Cracks T 
Fingertips S 
Great Circle, The T 
Guide Cracks T 
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 
Hogwash S 
Liberation T 
Prespiration T 

Daff Dome, South Flank  

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Location: 37.87804, -119.41351 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Sep 28, 2006
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The South Flank of Daff Dome is home to several fun, easy-to-moderate cracks including the 4 short, popular Guide Cracks and the Alimony Cracks. Fingertips (5.10a) is a runout face climb on polished, gold granite that can be top-roped by leading Alimony Cracks.

Getting There 

Park as for Daff Dome (across from Fairview Dome) along Hwy 120, approximately half way between Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Meadows General Store.

There is a trail leading up to the South Flank area that heads up a low-angle treed gully. Approach time is about 10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Daff Dome, South Flank:
Guide Cracks 4   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Guide Cracks   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Alimony Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Guide Cracks 2   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Guide Cracks 1   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Fingertips   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
The Great Circle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
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"Great Circle", first pitch crack. Photo...

The Great Circle 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Daff Dome, South Flank
This route is left of the center of the cliff and starts in a crack on the left side of a polished gold slab.Climb the crack, move up past two bolts (5.9), to a three bolt belay.Climb through polish past two bolts to a two bolt anchor. Rappel 165'....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The South Flank of Daff Dome.
BETA PHOTO: The South Flank of Daff Dome.
The popular "Guides Cracks" on a busy we...
BETA PHOTO: The popular "Guides Cracks" on a busy we...

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