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Harlequin Dome Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.84009, -119.45521 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 21, 2006


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Similar to Phobos/Diemos in nature (south-facing, warm, steep, one-to-three pitch climbs), but different in that the climbs are a little more wandering and the approach is much easier.

Getting There 

Park at the Tenaya Lake parking lot, cross the street, and hike up slabs to a short headwall (which can be passed at the far left via two or three moves of 5.0). Continue up on a good trail to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Harlequin Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Harlequin Dome:
Hoodwink   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   
The Sting   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Cyclone   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
By Hook or By Crook   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: leading p2 on the sting

The Sting 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Harlequin Dome
One of the best trad multipitch climbs of its grade in Tuolumne. Varied and sustained climbing with great position and excellent exposure combined with good protection makes it super fun.Pitch 1 climbs the excellent hand and finger crack first pitch of Hoodwink 5.8 and gear belay. Combining this short pitch with the next pitch is not recommended.Pitch 2 ascends moderate climbing right past two pins and two bolts. At the second bolt, improbable thin face climbing leads hard left past 5.9+ with...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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