Elevation: 8,550 ft
GPS: 37.88, -119.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 28, 2006 with updates from Alex Shainman
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Description

The Cottage Domes are the next domes to the northeast of DAFF. East Cottage Dome is the most popular and offers splendid, steep knob climbing.

Getting There

Park in a dirt pullout 2.7 miles west of Tuolumne store. (the GPS coords are a guess based on this description, please submit a correction if you know the actual spot).

Hike up and slightly left, past a creek bed, then up some slabs to the southwest summit of East Cottage Dome.

Go right, stay high on the slabs below the summit. Traverse around to the face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cottage Domes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
String Cheese
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Eddie Muenster
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Life in the Cretaceous
Sport, Alpine
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 11
Cottage Cheese
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 17
Flintstone
Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Comfortably Numb
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Knobulator
Trad, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Mystery Route (Konvicts do Koalas)
Sport, Alpine
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 36
Knobnoxious
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 26
Knobvious
Trad, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Disintegration
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Orange Plasma
Sport, Alpine
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Liposuction
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
String Cheese Wind Tunnel
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
Eddie Muenster Wind Tunnel
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Life in the Cretaceous E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Cottage Cheese W Cottage Dome > N Face
 11
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Flintstone E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 17
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Comfortably Numb E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Knobulator E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 39
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Mystery Route (Konvicts do… E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Knobnoxious E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 36
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, Alpine
Knobvious E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine
Disintegration E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Orange Plasma E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Liposuction E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 7
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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