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Routes in Daff Dome, South Flank

14 Karat S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Alimony Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Alimony Cracks, right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fingertips S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Great Circle, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Guide Cracks 3 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hogwash S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
It Is Finished S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Liberation T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Prespiration T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 165 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bruce Morris, Bill Taylor, 1974.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 29, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details


This route is left of the center of the cliff and starts in a crack on the left side of a polished gold slab.
Climb the crack, move up past two bolts (5.9), to a three bolt belay.
Climb through polish past two bolts to a two bolt anchor. Rappel 165'.


For more complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.


Pro to 1.5", draws.
noah dailey  
Crux is short. offset stoppers are handy so is a steady head. Nov 6, 2017
San Jose/Lafayette
wsperry   San Jose/Lafayette
Placed a Red Offset DMM at the top of the crack about 10' below the first bolt that made me smile. Jul 10, 2017
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
  5.10a PG13
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
  5.10a PG13
The 'second pitch' (easily led as one) is a bit heads-up. PG-13 for sure.
60m is fine, as you can do two raps. Aug 28, 2016
Colin Brochard
San Francisco
  5.9 PG13
Colin Brochard   San Francisco
  5.9 PG13
Thin and slick at the top of the first pitch :) Oct 20, 2014
Jeff Edge  
First pitch was a lot of fun, didn't feel nearly as hard as like Goodrich Pinnacle (so maybe its 5.8?) and probably only PG-13, if that. Anyway, its worthwhile if you're walkin past. Oct 19, 2014
Oakland Park, Florida
Floridaputz   Oakland Park, Florida
awesome climb, a nice crack to Glacial Polished slab. Jul 1, 2013
Tommy L-D
Tommy L-D  
You can reach the second set of anchors with a 60 (for one long pitch) but will need a second rope to rap. Jul 19, 2010
Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith  
Amazing route. 5.7 finger crack protects and climbs like a j-tree crack. Edging at the top is classing Tuolumne.

Supertopo calls this 10a R, but in my opinion it is not deserving of the R rating. At no point did I feel a fall would have been much more than inconvenient. Also, some will call this two pitches; it can easily be done as one with a 70m (probably even a 60m). 70m rope will reach the ground rapping off the second anchors. Jul 4, 2010
This one has everything a nice 5.7 crack leading to a couple 5.9 face moves and then a 10.b overhang. The overhang is easy if you're tall. It's one step and then an easy stroll to the top. Dec 5, 2007