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Cottage Domes 12 / 13 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 23
Daff Dome 20 / 7 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Dark Side Dome 11 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Doda Dome 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Hammer Dome 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
River Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Western Front 2 / 4 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
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Description

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

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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5.5 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
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 580
West Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 111
Blown Away
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 211
Crescent Arch
Trad 6 pitches
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
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 78
Cooke Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Knobulator
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 123
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch)
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 36
Knobnoxious
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Orange Plasma
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4 Daff Dome > S Flank
 56
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3 Daff Dome > S Flank
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks Daff Dome > S Flank
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1 Daff Dome > S Flank
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2 Daff Dome > S Flank
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
West Crack Daff Dome > W Face
 580
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Blown Away Daff Dome > W Face
 111
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Crescent Arch Daff Dome > W Face
 211
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Fingertips Daff Dome > S Flank
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle Daff Dome > S Flank
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cooke Book Daff Dome > W Face
 78
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Knobulator Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 39
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch) Daff Dome > W Face
 123
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Knobnoxious Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 36
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, Alpine
Orange Plasma Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
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