Daff Dome, South Flank Rock Climbing
Glacier polish on the approach to South Flank. Pho...
The South Flank of Daff Dome is home to several fun, easy-to-moderate cracks including the 4 short, popular Guide Cracks 3
and the Alimony Cracks
(5.10a) is a runout face climb on polished, gold granite that can be top-roped by leading Alimony Cracks
Park as for Daff Dome (across from Fairview Dome) along Hwy 120, approximately half way between Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Meadows General Store.
There is a trail leading up to the South Flank area that heads up a low-angle treed gully. Approach time is about 10 minutes.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Daff Dome, South Flank
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Daff Dome, South Flank:
Fingertips 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R Sport, 2 pitches
Hogwash 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Featured Route For Daff Dome, South Flank
BETA PHOTO: The popular "Guides Cracks" on a busy we...
BETA PHOTO: The South Flank of Daff Dome.
By matt matera
Jul 6, 2015
Approach: from Daff Dome pull out, go down the trail, cross over the stream and then go up hill a little. Then you go right (if you go left at the junction you will be going to daff dorm and western fronts). . Find a trail that hugs the road for about 100 yards (look for cairns). then the trail bears left and goes up a tree filled gully. Approach about 15-20 minutes. The guide book says cross slabs but I never had to do this. This is a well marked trail that is also the descent for Daff Dome.