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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 37.87746, -119.35331 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the prominent dome a quarter mile east of the Tuolumne Meadows Store. It offers good climbing and easy access.

The West Face is a short walk from the parking lot. "The Water Cracks", "Werner's Wiggle", "Truckin' Drive" and "Rawl Drive" are a few good routes on this face.

The Northwest Face has longer routes and the classic "Crying Time Again".

The East Face is a longer walk to a number of short, poorly protected routes and top ropes.

Getting There 

Park in paved and signed Lembert Dome Picnic Area parking lot at the base of the West Face. For approaches from here to the Northwest or East Faces, see those pages.

Here are three photos describing descent options from the summit.

A map of the various descents on Lembert.
A map of the various descents on Lembert.


So the descent from northwest books can be tricky....
So the descent from northwest books can be tricky. Obviously take the ledges left to the slabs. Once on the slabs I have seen people go all the way left (#1). but with double ropes, we down climbed to #2 and rapped one full length rappel to #3. Then walked down as indicated by the line.


Summit, hiking trail comes down from the east side...
Summit, hiking trail comes down from the east side if you don't like the slab descents...

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.4 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',8],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['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 Lembert Dome:
Northwest Books   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Northwest Face
Right Water Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   West Face
Left Water Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   West Face
Edgeumacated   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Northwest Face
John Henry   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   Northwest Face
Truckin' Drive   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   West Face
Lunar Leap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   West Face
Crying Time Again   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   Northwest Face
Cucamonga Honey   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   West Face
Direct Northwest Face   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Northwest Face
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Crying Time Again 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face
Awesome moderate knob pulling. Even though this climb has bolts I would not consider it a sport climb. The bolts can be almost impossible to see at times even if they are five feet in front of you. The last pitch has several different options. 5.9 R or 10a safely bolted. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Lembert Dome Slideshow Add Photo
On top of Lembert dome
On top of Lembert dome
Flyfishing, Lembert dome in the background.  Septe...
Flyfishing, Lembert dome in the background. Septe...
A map of the various descents on Lembert.
BETA PHOTO: A map of the various descents on Lembert.
So the descent from northwest books can be tricky....
BETA PHOTO: So the descent from northwest books can be tricky....
Small trout near Lembert dome, Sept 09.
Small trout near Lembert dome, Sept 09.
Lembert dome
Lembert dome
Summit, hiking trail comes down from the east side...
Summit, hiking trail comes down from the east side...
Nick playing the role of that monkey in The Lion K...
Nick playing the role of that monkey in The Lion K...
Lembert dome
Lembert dome
A good View from Lembert Dome
A good View from Lembert Dome
The top of Lembert dome
The top of Lembert dome
Walking to Lembert Dome from the parking lot, whic...
Walking to Lembert Dome from the parking lot, whic...
Lembert Dome, as seen from across the meadows. The...
BETA PHOTO: Lembert Dome, as seen from across the meadows. The...
Lembert Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Lembert Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Forrest chills on top of Lembert Dome after an asc...
Forrest chills on top of Lembert Dome after an asc...
Lembert dome and Water Cracks
Lembert dome and Water Cracks
Marc high up on Northwest Books
Marc high up on Northwest Books
Erratic behavior on top...
Erratic behavior on top...

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By Kurt Johnson
From: Estes Park, CO
Oct 31, 2006
What's the point of writing a description so short you need to tell us to buy the guidebook to get more information?
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