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Dark Side Dome

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Dark Side Dome  


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Location: 37.8832, -119.4315 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: john durr on Aug 8, 2008
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Description 

The west face of Dark Side Dome is a nice place to find a wide variety of face climbs, mostly on nice feldspar knobs. The north end has plenty of easy face climbs on knobs with lots of bolts including Spaceballs 5.5, Dark Side of the Force 5.7, Pebble Beach 5.9R, and Imperial March 5.10. The south end has more face climbs like Voice of the Crags 5.10, Shot in the Dark 5.10, Batteries Not Included 5.11, Who's the Bosch 5.8.

Getting There 

Dark Side Dome is along Cathedral Creek, about 1 mile downstream from Daff Dome along the approach to Hammer Dome. Park at the lower Daff Dome parking area near the creek. Hike northwest down the short hill to the creek. Cross the creek and follow a very faint trail along the north side of the creek west. You may need bug spray... About 10 minutes past the very obvious River Wall a low angled golden slab that faces southeast is followed up and north to the west face of Dark Side Dome. Approach time is about 30 minutes and very pretty. There is a small lake at the base. This is at GPS 11 S 286220 4195690 NAD 36 CONUS.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dark Side Dome:
Spaceballs   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Don Jeff following Dark Side of the Force 7/08

Megacrystic 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Dark Side Dome
Climb up giant knobs aiming just left of a left facing dihedral/roof past 6 bolts, the first is a little bit high, but the crux is further up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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End of another perfect day in Tuolumne - hike out of Dark Side Dome.
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