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Although Dome Baez's near east neighbor Mount Starr King overshadows it from many angles, when you get close to this one, it suggests some enticing lines. Climbs have been recorded here since 1984, when the first climbers of Diamonds and Rust and other routes gave it its name. Chapman and Worral called it Outback Dome a few years later when they put up the route Walkabout.
Follow a network of maintained pack trails over from Glacier Point Road or up from the Valley, then make a beeline to the dome once it's in sight.
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Amy's 5.3 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Dome Baez
If you find yourself in the Illilouette looking for a nice moderate line, without time for a multipitch push up Starr King, this is just the thing. A slabby left-facing dihedral has a series of cracks at its back. Hop on, it's better than it looks from the ground! We thought it might go at 5.7 if cleaned up, but did 5.8ish moves to avoid loose blocks and vegetation. It takes a repertoire of moderate climbing moves to top out, very fun. If you know of a prior history of this line let me know an...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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