Elevation: 8,353 ft
GPS: 37.877, -119.417 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 139,247 total · 2,312/month
Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Jun 22, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Latest updates on Covid and 2020 visits. Details

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.

75 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Daff Area Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Daff Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 69
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Guide Cracks 1
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 640
West Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 128
Blown Away
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 237
Crescent Arch
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 67
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 99
Cooke Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Knobulator
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 145
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch)
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 43
Knobnoxious
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 50
Orange Plasma
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4 Daff Dome > S Flank
 69
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3 Daff Dome > S Flank
 99
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks Daff Dome > S Flank
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 1 Daff Dome > S Flank
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 2 Daff Dome > S Flank
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
West Crack Daff Dome > W Face
 640
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Blown Away Daff Dome > W Face
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Crescent Arch Daff Dome > W Face
 237
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Fingertips Daff Dome > S Flank
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle Daff Dome > S Flank
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cooke Book Daff Dome > W Face
 99
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Knobulator Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch) Daff Dome > W Face
 145
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Knobnoxious Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 43
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport, Alpine
Orange Plasma Cottage Domes > E Cottage Dome… > W Face
 50
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
More Classic Climbs in Daff Area »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments