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North Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Erb, Malliet, & Roper 06/1968
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Shared By: Richard Shore on Jul 3, 2012
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A fun 3-pitch route up the center of Dog Dome. Varied, with some OW, hand-jamming, chimneying, and face thrown in the mix.

P1) Head up the obvious 8" wide crack in a shallow LF corner. Small gear can be placed in a crack on the right. Belay at a nice stance with a few fixed pins and supplemental gear. 5.7

P2) A section of steep hand jamming through a bulge leads to an easy chimney. Again, belay at a great ledge. 5.8.

P3) A short LF corner leads to fun face and knob pulling to the top of the dome.

Contributor's note: If you're into chess/checkers, browse around on top of the dome for a unique gameboard in an exquisite setting!


The plumb crack line up the center of the North Face on Dog Dome. Hard to miss. Walkoff southeast to regain the Young Lakes trail and your car.


Standard rack to 3.5" or so. No big gear needed for the initial OW.


Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
Awesome, old-school 3-pitch route on the ENE face of Dog Dome. Fun, well-protected climbing on relatively clean granite. Gorgeous location/views facing Ragged Peak & Young Lakes toward the North.

First pitch is fairly tricky/burly in the upper section to be called 5.7. 5.8 seems more accurate... (and I'm an oldish old-schooler).

Doubles of hand size would be good on the second pitch; however, we made it work with only 1 of each. Large gear is totally uncalled for with all the small cracks inside the wide ones. Pitches are quite short; belays quite comfy. Two old pins on a ledge on right side of crack provide the first belay. Gear after that. Aug 17, 2017
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Have not climbed it yet, but it looks burly! Aug 22, 2016