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This is the side of Trapper Dome that is readily seen the dam area. It is highlighted by a striking arete on the left end. The closer one travels to Trapper Dome the more obscure it becomes due to the forest. The South Face hosts some really incredible face climbing with a few cracks thrown in for good measure.
Park in one of the turn-outs mostly found on the right side of the road and head towards the granite. Takes anywhere from 2-4 minutes depending on the turnout. No real trail per se.
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Carson-Kodas Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R CA : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face, Upper Tier
A Brief History of 'Carson-Kodas'....In July 1987, when they put up this route, Ron Carson and Vaino Kodas were two of the best and boldest climbers in the area. Ron's routes on Dome Rock (Carsonoma and Chemotherapy, etc.) are legendary 5.12+ power slabs. By this time he had also led "The Dark Side" (5.12 R/X) on Voodoo Dome, and he would go on to complete the amazing "Titanic" in The Needles with Tony Yaniro and Brett Maurer. Vaino Kodas, one of the Estonians (along with Eve Laeger) of the Powe...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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