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Elevation: 8,353 ft 2,546 m
GPS: 37.87671, -119.4169
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Description Suggest change

D.A.F.F. is an acronym for the Dome Across From Fairview. This area includes a few other established walls and domes near to the dome itself. They all include the same parking area and first few dozen yards of approach trails.

Getting There Suggest change

Park on dirt pullouts on the north side of the road where Cathedral Creek goes under highway 120 (I believe it's a tunnel, not a bridge, so it's easy to miss the first time). This is just west of Fairview Dome about half way between Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Meadows General Store.

From the side of the road, follow a ducked dirt trail northeast to cross the creek. For Daff Dome and nearby areas, keep going away from the road.

For the River Wall, Dark Side Dome, Hammer Dome and other areas approached downstream along Cathedral Creek, take the first left turn at a trail junction, keeping near the water.

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Classic Climbing Routes at DAFF Area

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 136
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 801
West Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 171
Blown Away
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 291
Crescent Arch
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 82
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 106
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 123
Cooke Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 5
40 Knobs to Freedom
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 182
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch)
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Shadow of Doubt
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 28
Mystery Route (Konvicts do Koalas)
Sport, Alpine
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 54
Knobnoxious
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 39
Knobvious
Trad, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 74
Orange Plasma
Sport, Alpine
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alimony Cracks DAFF Dome > S Flank
 136
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
West Crack DAFF Dome > W Face
 801
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Blown Away DAFF Dome > W Face
 171
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Crescent Arch DAFF Dome > W Face
 291
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Fingertips DAFF Dome > S Flank
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle DAFF Dome > S Flank
 106
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cooke Book DAFF Dome > W Face
 123
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
40 Knobs to Freedom DAFF Dome > W Face
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch) DAFF Dome > W Face
 182
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Shadow of Doubt Hammer Dome
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Mystery Route (Konvicts do… Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 28
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Knobnoxious Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 54
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, Alpine
Knobvious Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine
Orange Plasma Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 74
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Positivity Micro Dome
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
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