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Areas in D.A.F.F. Area

Central Cottage Dome - North Face Area 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Daff Dome West Face 11 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Daff Dome, South Flank 9 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Dark Side Dome 11 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Doda Dome 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
East Cottage Dome 5 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Hammer Dome 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
River Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
West Cottage Dome 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Western Front 2 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Wind Tunnel 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Access Issue: Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15 Details

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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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 51
Guide Cracks 4
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 77
Guide Cracks 3
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Alimony Cracks
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Guide Cracks 2
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 515
West Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 101
Blown Away
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 190
Crescent Arch
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 54
Fingertips
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
The Great Circle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Cooke Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 35
Knobulator
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 116
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch)
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 33
Knobnoxious
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 25
Knobvious
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Orange Plasma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Guide Cracks 4 Daff Dome, S Flank
 51
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Guide Cracks 3 Daff Dome, S Flank
 77
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Alimony Cracks Daff Dome, S Flank
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Guide Cracks 2 Daff Dome, S Flank
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
West Crack Daff Dome W Face
 515
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Blown Away Daff Dome W Face
 101
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Crescent Arch Daff Dome W Face
 190
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Fingertips Daff Dome, S Flank
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport 2 pitches
The Great Circle Daff Dome, S Flank
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cooke Book Daff Dome W Face
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Knobulator E Cottage Dome > W Face
 35
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bombs over Tokyo (1st pitch) Daff Dome W Face
 116
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Knobnoxious E Cottage Dome > W Face
 33
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Knobvious E Cottage Dome > W Face
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Orange Plasma E Cottage Dome > W Face
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Lost my Ipod Touch with lots of photos and music at one of the pull offs on the same side as DAFF Dome, would greatly appreciate it if someone found it to let me know thanks ! Aug 14, 2016

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