Pywiak Dome Rock Climbing
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pywiak Dome
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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'
Aqua Knobby 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 375'
Featured Route For Pywiak Dome
The Dike Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: 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 California
Jerry Moffat on the first ascent of Clash of the T...
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climbers heading to Z tree on right, and two climb...
Pywiack with two climbers on Dike route, and two w...
Pywiack with Cathedral in back
A team works on The Dike Route at the end of the d...
Pywiack and Medlicott from The Bunny Slopes. Photo...
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...
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.
There is a 40ft rap as you just start heading down, and just keep following the cairns to the north.