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Routes in Daff Dome, South Flank

14 Karat S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Alimony Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Alimony Cracks, right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fingertips S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Great Circle, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Guide Cracks 3 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hogwash S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
It Is Finished S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Liberation T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Prespiration T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Description

The South Flank of Daff Dome is home to several fun, easy-to-moderate cracks including the 4 short, popular Guide Cracks 3 and the Alimony Cracks. Fingertips (5.10a) is a runout face climb on polished, gold granite that can be top-roped by leading Alimony Cracks.
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Getting There

Park as for Daff Dome (across from Fairview Dome) along Hwy 120, approximately half way between Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Meadows General Store.

There is a trail leading up to the South Flank area that heads up a low-angle treed gully. Approach time is about 10 minutes.

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Lou Hibbard
Eagan, MN
Lou Hibbard   Eagan, MN
I lost my compass Aug 25 I believe here either on the approach or at the base of the Guide Cracks.
Please send PM if found.
Thank You Aug 30, 2017
Approach: from Daff Dome pull out, go down the trail, cross over the stream and then go up hill a little. Then you go right (if you go left at the junction you will be going to daff dorm and western fronts). . Find a trail that hugs the road for about 100 yards (look for cairns). then the trail bears left and goes up a tree filled gully. Approach about 15-20 minutes. The guide book says cross slabs but I never had to do this. This is a well marked trail that is also the descent for Daff Dome. Jul 6, 2015

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