The view towards Half Dome from the top of Harlequ...
Similar to Phobos/Diemos in nature (south-facing, warm, steep, one-to-three pitch climbs), but different in that the climbs are a little more wandering and the approach is much easier.
Park at the Tenaya Lake parking lot, cross the street, and hike up slabs to a short headwall (which can be passed at the far left via two or three moves of 5.0). Continue up on a good trail to the base of the cliff.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Harlequin Dome:
Hoodwink 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 420'
The Sting 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
Cyclone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Harlequin Dome
By Hook or By Crook 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Harlequin Dome
By Hook or By Crook is an awesome, technical, and thought-provoking three-pitch climb up Harlequin Dome -- a candidate for one of the best 5.11's in Tuolumne. P1: Begin at a shallow, right-leaning, right-facing dihedral at the center of the wall, near a large pine. Recent rockfall has made this pitch more difficult and more dangerous -- a stick clip for the first bolt is highly recommended. Ascend this corner via smears and powerful liebacks until a stance at the original anchor below a roof....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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