Pywiak Dome Rock Climbing
Pywiak Dome is the dome just east of Tenaya Lake and really close to the road. The Dike Route is the obvious landmark, but other (excellent) climbs include Aqua Knobby, Zee Tree, and Needle Spoon.
Park at the obvious, large dirt pullout on the south side of the road and descend steeply down and over to the base of the dome. Approach time is about 5 minutes.
Weather station 9.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pywiak Dome
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pywiak Dome:
Zee Tree 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 700'
Aqua Knobby 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 375'
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Electric Africa 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Pywiak Dome
Very technical and thin face climbing following a seam. The hardest moves are down low but it is possible to fall off of just about any move if you don't stay focused. Starts out less steep with delicate moves to gain the seam then some sidepull moves and onto knobs and edges. Surprisingly pumpy for what is more or less a vertical routes....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Jerry Moffat on the first ascent of Clash of the T...
Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes. Photo...
A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the d...
climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climb...
BETA PHOTO: Route overlay
BETA PHOTO: here is the rap anchor on the northeast side. it ...
Pywiack with Cathedral in back
Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two w...
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 19, 2008
Anyone have info on the route R of Zee Tree about 100' or so? It sports an old belay station at the top of P1 with 1/4" bolts, one homemade and one SMC hanger. A third bolt is present about 4 feet to the left in a chossy alcove...
From: Santa Monica, CA
Aug 24, 2015
This is the descent GPS if you summit on Zee Tree or dike route or any of other summit routes.
There is a 40ft rap as you just start heading down, and just keep following the cairns to the north.