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By Gabe Huie
Sep 4, 2014
|To get here basically follow the trail from the parking lot up to some early granite. Find trail ducks that lead you into the 2nd section of trees til you are at the base of the dome where you will see slabs leading to the summit. Don't hike the summit. Instead follow the base til the left of the dome on the ground until you see Peanut gallery which is a black wall with a few bolts. Then scramble up a class 2/3 to find the main climbs. the TOPO guide doesn't explain this part about where to walk|
From: San Francisco, California
Sep 16, 2014
|I highly recommend hiking to the top of this dome (I'm not sure if any of the climbs top out) just to check out the view. 2nd/3rd at most.|
By King Tut
May 18, 2016
The best parking for this area is in a pullout on the North side of the road right before you come over the last hill and turn to get your first view of the Meadows and Pothole Dome. This saves you quite a bit of uphill trudge.
Heading NNW from the parking area you come to a saddle between the backside of DAFF and the Cottage domes and the West Face and the routes come into view.
The First known route on the West Face (to my knowledge) was Skeletal Remains (5.10 by Cantwell and Morris iirc) a beautiful rising girdle traverse on a fantastic dyke that cuts across the face. Bachar in a fit of idiocy chopped the route after free soloing it because he assumed bolts were placed on rappel rather than hooks is how I think the sordid tale goes. :)
All of the remaining routes had bolts placed from hooks or other aid, some rap-bolted etc to create one of Tuolumne's best moderate sport crags.