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Pywiak Dome

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Pywiak Dome 

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Location: 37.8453, -119.444 View Map  Incorrect?
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Pywiak Dome


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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     Trad, 3 pitches, 375'   
The Dike Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches   
Needle Spoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport   
Electric Africa   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Pywiak Dome
"Aqua Knobby". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Aqua Knobby 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pywiak Dome
First pitch is a nice warm up. The 2nd pitch is why this route is great. It starts steep and technical and stays that way for about 70 feet. There's a bolt about 2/3s up that is your pro for some thin slab moves. They called this R before, but with small cams and nuts, you can pro it just fine. Might be PG-13 to some, but for the area it's not. 3 pitch is a nice crack out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Pywiak Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two who may be lost looking for Z-Tree? the Z-Tree is the bush almost dead center of the photo, and they're heading up towards a hole to the right of it.
Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two w...
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BETA PHOTO: Pywiack Dome
Tuolumne/Pywiack Dome.
Tuolumne/Pywiack Dome.
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BETA PHOTO: Pywiak Dome
Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes.
Pywiack with Cathedral in back
Pywiack with Cathedral in back
A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the day, while two free soloers are silhouetted on a line to their right. <br /> <br />June 2009
A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the d...
climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climbers starting up Dike route on left
climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climb...
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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...