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Not in the Platte!  This mystery dome is about twenty miles up the Merced River from Yosemite.  We found it during an epic backpack from Mammoth to Yosemite.  I put a picture here thinking that those who like hiking heavy loads into Lost Creek might be interested in this golden giant. Very sunny, so not a good summer expedition.  Way past Merced Lake, where the plane full of weed crashed in the early 1970s.  Maybe even a mile past Washburn lake. I didn't take good photo notes.   <br /> <br />Has it has been climbed? There are no journal reports, and I scanned it with binoculars, finding no slings.  In my opinion, it should be rappel descended to avoid a heinous looking gully/bushwack descent.  Also, in my opinion it should be climbed and hand drilled (wilderness rules) by someone else. Please email me when done, or if you need help.
Up-turned grinding stone. This boulder was dislodged and turned to a vertical position during the flood of 1996. <br />It's along the Merced River in El Portal. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Chongo"  Big Wall climber and theoretical astrophysicist.
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By Karsten
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 10, 2012

. . . and I'm a theoretical rocket scientist, theoretical medical doctor, and a theoretical president.

By fat cow
From: Salinas, CA
Jan 12, 2012

haha i was thinking the same thing

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"Chongo" Big Wall climber and theoretical astrophysicist.

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