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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 37.76341, -119.55094 View Map  Incorrect?
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The big dome looming above the Valley east of North Dome. Not many routes there. Basket Case was first climbed in the early 70s and Milestone early 2000s. They are stellar quality routes but not climbed often. Both routes are located on south wall of the Dome

Getting There 

For the shortest approach from Porcupine trail head toward North Dome.

For Basket Case approach via the notch between North Dome and Basket Dome (from west site of Basket Dome).

For Milestone approach from east side of Basket Dome

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Valley area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

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Basket Case 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Basket Dome
The route from the base looks jaw-dropping. You guessing about the size of the crux pitch. Is my knee would be in? Can I hand stack? P1. Strait forward and easy 5.8. Your target big grassy ledge where 1-st pitch in Reid topo start. Probably length of the pitch depends where you finish you approach. It can be Zero [0] if you make horizontal approach to the big grassy ledge, but easiest is to traverse 100 feet loverP2. (link p1 and 2 in Reid topo ) Stelar 160 feet of hands, wide hands and fis...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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