Elevation: 8,566 ft
GPS: 37.878, -119.414 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Sep 28, 2006
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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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.

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.

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
 89
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 121
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Alimony Cracks, right
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 120
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 95
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 74
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 96
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 17
14 Karat
Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Hogwash
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 10
It Is Finished
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4
 89
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3
 121
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks, right
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks
 120
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2
 95
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fingertips
 74
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle
 96
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
14 Karat
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 2 pitches
Hogwash
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
It Is Finished
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
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