Way out there.
Leopold is the pretty, lone dome on the north side of the reservoir. Home to a couple longer crack routes, some short, easy crack routes, and some good looking face/slab climbing of course. Climbing faces S/SE
It took us 2 hours in spite of all the various guides simply stated 1
From Crane Lake TH, follow the main trail until just after it crosses Nelson creek. Turn right on a smaller trail (really easy to miss sign) and follow while it stays close to the res. and then into the woods. Continue on and cross Helms creek. Shortly after you'll hit the jeep road and turn left (north). Soon enough you'll be able to look up at the southeast face of Leopold. Pick a line through the woods to the base.
Climbing Season For the Courtright Reservoir area.
Weather station 14.6 miles from here
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Featured Route For Leopold Dome
Little Leopold 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Leopold Dome
A pretty sweet, mostly crack route. Definitely recommended if you're looking to do some crack climbing at Courtright. Climbs the huge, obvious flake on the left side of the dome. Approaches it by traversing in from the obvious roof. The Grand Inquisitor approaches the flake directly by, apparently, 5.11 face climbing. I'm not sure which route claims the flake as its own. P1: Climb the dirty crack/seam to the roof. The route's crux is probably on this pitch. There is some face climbing in between...[more] Browse More Classics in CA