Elevation: 8,341 ft
GPS: 37.835, -119.458 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Wilder on Jun 23, 2006
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Latest updates on Covid and 2020 visits. Details

Description

Okay, so it's on the highway and tons of tourists will gawk at you, but still, this is one of the most beautiful climbing settings anywhere. It rises about 500 feet right out of Lake Tenaya with beautiful views of the lake, Tenaya Peak, and many other Tuolumne features.

Getting There

It's the great big dome on the north side of the highway next to Tenaya Lake. Easy parking all along the base.

To descend all routes: head up and left (west) until you can descend 3rd and 4th class slabs near a steep headwall. Although it is steep in spots, this is walk-off descent. Rope up if you need to, but please DO NOT RAP OFF THE TREES - these trees have suffered a bit of damage over the years from ropes and slings and should not be used.

See photo.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stately Pleasure Dome

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 169
Great White Book
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 324
West Country
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 203
Hermaphrodite Flake
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 11
Eunuch
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 11
White Flake
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 376
South Crack
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 119
The Boltway
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 8
Quiet Desperation
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 8
Get Slick
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 14
Footnote
Trad, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 26
Table of Contents
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Daddy's Little Girl
Trad, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Black Angel
Trad, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Arch Rival
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Death Crack
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great White Book
 169
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
West Country
 324
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Hermaphrodite Flake
 203
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Eunuch
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
White Flake
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, Alpine
South Crack
 376
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
The Boltway
 119
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Quiet Desperation
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Get Slick
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, Alpine
Footnote
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, Alpine
Table of Contents
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Daddy's Little Girl
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Black Angel
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Arch Rival
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Death Crack
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine
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