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Pywiak Dome

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Pywiak Dome Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.8453, -119.444 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Pywiak Dome is the dome just east of Tenaya Lake and really close to the road. The Dike Route is the obvious landmark, but other (excellent) climbs include Aqua Knobby, Zee Tree, and Needle Spoon.

Getting There 

Park at the obvious, large dirt pullout on the south side of the road and descend steeply down and over to the base of the dome. Approach time is about 5 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pywiak Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pywiak Dome:
Zee Tree   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 700'   
The Dike Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches   
Aqua Knobby   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 375'   
Needle & Spoon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 4 pitches   
Electric Africa   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Pywiak Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Dike Route, 5.9 R ©

The Dike Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pywiak Dome
The Dike Route follows an obvious system of (generally left-leaning) dikes up the right-hand end of Pywiak Dome. It is a great climb, but not for the faint-of-heart. Be very confident running it out on slabs -- the crux fourth pitch has the potential for 60-80' falls on 5.8 terrain in two different places, and a 30' fall on 5.9 ground. The other pitches are easier, but still very sparsely protected.P1: Climb a long gradually steepening slab to a bolted anchor at a stance on the dike. This st...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiak Dome
Pywiak Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerry Moffat on the first ascent of Clash of the T...
Jerry Moffat on the first ascent of Clash of the T...
Rock Climbing Photo: backside
backside
Rock Climbing Photo: Golden Bars
Golden Bars
Rock Climbing Photo: Route overlay
BETA PHOTO: Route overlay
Rock Climbing Photo: here is the rap anchor on the northeast side.  it ...
BETA PHOTO: here is the rap anchor on the northeast side. it ...
Rock Climbing Photo: climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climb...
climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two w...
Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two w...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiack with Cathedral in back
Pywiack with Cathedral in back
Rock Climbing Photo: A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the d...
A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the d...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes. Photo...
Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes. Photo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tuolumne/Pywiack Dome.
Tuolumne/Pywiack Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiack Dome
BETA PHOTO: Pywiack Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Pywiak Dome
BETA PHOTO: Pywiak Dome

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By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 19, 2008
Anyone have info on the route R of Zee Tree about 100' or so? It sports an old belay station at the top of P1 with 1/4" bolts, one homemade and one SMC hanger. A third bolt is present about 4 feet to the left in a chossy alcove...
By Countzen
From: Santa Monica, CA
Aug 24, 2015
This is the descent GPS if you summit on Zee Tree or dike route or any of other summit routes.

wikiloc.com/wikiloc/spatialArt...

There is a 40ft rap as you just start heading down, and just keep following the cairns to the north.