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Hammer Dome

California > Yosemite NP > Tuolumne Meadows > Daff Area
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Description

The southwest face of Hammer Dome is tucked down along Cathedral Creek. Steep knobby face climbing with a mix of hard traditional routes and a few hard sport routes. Routes are single pitch or sometimes have a short second pitch.

This is a quiet place with the classic route Shadow of Doubt.

Mosquito repellent can be handy.

Getting There

Hammer Dome is along Cathedral Creek, about 1.5 miles downstream from Daff Dome past the approach to Dark Side Dome. Park at the lower Daff Dome parking area near the creek. From the parking area, hike northwest down the short hill to the creek. Cross the creek and follow a very faint trail along the north side of the creek west. About 15 minutes past the very obvious River Wall continue along the creek to Hammer Dome. Approach time is about 30-40 minutes and very enjoyable.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 9
Shadow of Doubt
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C0 PG13
 1
Mystery Achievement
Sport, Aid
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadow of Doubt
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Mystery Achievement
 1
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b C0 PG13 Sport, Aid
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad

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Just below the 1st bolt
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DAFF area and the hike to Darkside Dome
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