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Comfortably Numb T 
Disintegration S 
Flintstone S 
Knobnoxious S 
Knobulator T 
Knobvious T,S 
Life in the Cretaceous S 
Linda's Sandbag TR 
Liposuction S 
Mystery Route S 
Old Folks Boogie S 
Orange Plasma S 

West Face  


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Location: 37.8851, -119.40609 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 28, 2006
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Climbing on East Cottage Dome. Photo by Blitzo.

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Description 

East Cottage Dome, also known as Erratic Dome offers beautiful steep knob climbing.
"Knobulator", "Knobnoxious" and "Comfortably Numb" are a few of the classics found here.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot up to some early granite. Find trail ducks that lead you into the 2nd section of trees til you are at the base of the dome where you will see slabs leading to the summit. Don't hike the summit. Instead follow the base 'til the left of the dome on the ground until you see Peanut gallery which is a black wall with a few bolts. Then scramble up a class 2 to 3 to find the main climbs. The Topo guide doesn't explain this part about where to walk.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',9],['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 West Face:
Flintstone   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Comfortably Numb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Knobulator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mystery Route   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Knobnoxious   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Knobvious   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, Sport   
Orange Plasma   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Liposuction   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Logan finds his way as the sun peaks over the wall...

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By Gabe Huie
Sep 4, 2014
To get here basically follow the trail from the parking lot up to some early granite. Find trail ducks that lead you into the 2nd section of trees til you are at the base of the dome where you will see slabs leading to the summit. Don't hike the summit. Instead follow the base til the left of the dome on the ground until you see Peanut gallery which is a black wall with a few bolts. Then scramble up a class 2/3 to find the main climbs. the TOPO guide doesn't explain this part about where to walk
By Crimpanzee
From: San Francisco, California
Sep 16, 2014
I highly recommend hiking to the top of this dome (I'm not sure if any of the climbs top out) just to check out the view. 2nd/3rd at most.
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