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Routes in 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
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Flank

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 56
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Alimony Cracks, right
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 59
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 77
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Hogwash
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4
 56
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks, right
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Fingertips
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Hogwash
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
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Routes Mostly Face: Southeast
Sunny Roughly 8am to 2pm during high season
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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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