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

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 72
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 103
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Alimony Cracks, right
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 67
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 86
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 16
14 Karat
Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 23
Hogwash
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 7
It Is Finished
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4
 72
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3
 103
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks, right
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fingertips
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle
 86
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
14 Karat
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 2 pitches
Hogwash
 23
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
It Is Finished
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
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