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Areas in Lightning Dome - Left Side

Black Pine Area 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Fat Albert Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Midnight Fright Area 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Parasite Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rawl Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Upper Ledges 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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Description

The mass of Lightning Dome as viewed from Highway 13 is primarily the “left side” of the formation. The routes here lie between the left edge of the crag and the prominent low-angle gully visible on the far right.

There are four sections within the Left Side:
• Parasite Wall
• Black Pine
• Fat Albert
• Midnight Fright

Getting There

Park at a large pullout at mile 21.1. Cross the highway to a roadcut and scramble up a left trending ramp to the trail. Continue up this trail past occasional cairns to a faint fork. This left hand/uphill fork, more or less directly, leads to the Midnight Fright, Fat Albert, Black Pine, and Parasite Walls.


Descent
From the summit, walk on the uphill side of the two downed trees to the ridge crest, then head down the crest to the obvious stacked boulders. Continue down on their right to a pair of tall, slightly burned Ponderosa pines. Scramble down a bit of 3rd class terrain then left across a gully. Grassy ledges lead to the base of the Parasite Wall, where the approach trail leads back to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lightning Dome - Left Side

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Fat Albert Fat Albert Area 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
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