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DAFF is the Dome Across From Fairview!
The approaches are fairly obvious.
To get to the West Crack area, park at Cathedral Creek. Cross the creek and follow a path north east.
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5.10a Trad, 4 pitches, 500 feet, Grade II
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5.9 PG13 CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : DAFF Dome
Greg Barnes once told me that he named this climb "Blown Away" because of the high winds the FA team encountered on the arete of the final pitch, and also because that was their reaction to the fact that such a fine route could be found unclimbed in Tuolumne in 2002. I think the name is also fitting because of its proximity to Bombs Over Tokyo, but either way, Blown Away is absolutely classic.P1: Climb the first pitch of West Crack. 5.9.P2: Climb through the roof of West Crack's second pitch...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Bill Price on "Bearded Clam".
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BETA PHOTO: DAFF as seen from the top of Lamb Dome. Crescent ...
On top of Daff dome
Nick rapping off Daff dome
Nick on the summit
BETA PHOTO: Daff Dome walk-off topo, for those who either want...
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BETA PHOTO: Daff rappel beta, and a quick way to get between t...
skillfully crafted cairn on the summit of DAFF dom...
DAFF Dome from Fairview
DAFF with clouds; Conness
climbers on West Crack (right) and Blown Away
|By Anthony Anagnostou|
Jul 29, 2008
It might bear mentioning that I find the new falcon guide misleading about where the daff rap is. it mentions a rap starting from the tree in the 'north' corner. as far as i can tell, the tree and boulder with bolts in it is found at the E (or SE?) corner of the dome. walk towards lembert dome (or the meadows) from the summit.
the rap goes as two short single rope rappels. a 50m rope will easily suffice.
(there *are* trees in the north corner, but i dont see any anchors and it looks like a committing rap into 4th class or steep ugliness.)
the rap is definitely the way to go if the rock is wet, as the spicy walkoff's path of least resistance generally follows a water run.