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Elevation: 8,566 ft
GPS: 37.87804, -119.41351
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Sep 28, 2006
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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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Flank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 103
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 133
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 9
Alimony Cracks, right
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 110
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 81
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 105
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 18
14 Karat
Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 26
Hogwash
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 11
It Is Finished
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4
 103
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3
 133
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks, right
 9
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Alimony Cracks
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2
 110
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fingertips
 81
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle
 105
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
14 Karat
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 2 pitches
Hogwash
 26
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
It Is Finished
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: Southeast
Sunny Roughly 8am to 2pm during high season
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