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Routes in Lower Tokopah Dome

Beauty and the Beast T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c A0
Boardwalk Chimney, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mango Lassi Lulz Machine T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Tokopah Adventure T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0 R
Tokopah Reality T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Welcome to Wallmart T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 9,800 ft
GPS: 36.633, -118.691 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: SirTobyThe3rd on Jun 3, 2014
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes


There are two prominent domes across the valley from the Watchtower. Lower Tokopah Dome is slightly below and to the east of Santa Cruz Dome. Lower Tokopah dome had a few established routes and recently has seen much more development. Climbing on this dome ranges from quality slab climbing, to cracks and large chicken-head hero climbing. It has a large South Face that hosts routes that range from 550 to 700 feet of climbing, depending on the line you take. There are only four reported routes that go to the top of the dome, with a few more in the making. All routes have been established ground up.
Always check road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Getting There

Park at Lodgepole in a big lot before the entrance to the campground.

Hike east on a road till you cross a bridge. From there do not continue up the valley (east) but take the Twin Lakes trail that cuts up and north through the campground.

Hike on Twin Lakes trail for about 20-30 mins till you reach a hump after which the trail starts heading down. Don’t go down hill, but cut east through the forest. From here it is cross country. Stay as close to the crest of the ridge as possible. Take the path of least resistance. After you pass a major uphill climb (maybe after one and a half hours of hiking?) you want to stay right of the ridge-line and traverse towards the domes, which should be visible in the distance fairly soon. If you continue going up the ridge you will be above them. Hike to camp should take about 1.5-3 hours (depending on your fitness). Camp on a nice slab by a clean water stream. There are two close to each other. It takes another 15 minutes to reach the Domes which are just NE E of you. Lower Tokopah Dome is the prominent lower dome with a large chimney system splitting its SW Face.
When you are done, pack out all your trash. Leave the area as you found it, CLEAN!

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Boardwalk Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Welcome to Wallmart
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mango Lassi Lulz Machine
Trad 4 pitches
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The Boardwalk Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Welcome to Wallmart 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Mango Lassi Lulz Machine 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
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