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South Whizz Dome

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Blackout (direct start) T 
Body and Soul T 
Body Count S 
Shadow Warriors S 

South Whizz Dome  

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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 37.86966, -119.43991 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Alex Shainman on Jul 9, 2007
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Scott Frye on late 80's ascent. GREG EPPERSON PHOT...

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All the routes are on the south-face and get lots of sun from 11:00 until 5ish. A high concentration of excellent single pitch sport routes like Shadow Warriors and Super Sonic are contrasted by brilliant old school, huge run-out masterpieces like Body and Soul and Blackout (direct start) which may make you wonder about the "development" of our sport, the usage of the bolt and the skill and mind control of a couple of the boldest climbers of that era.

Getting There 

This is the southern dome.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Whizz Dome:
Blackout (direct start)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0 X     Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 118'   
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Scott Frye on late 80's ascent. GREG EPPERSON PHOT...

Blackout (direct start) 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0 X  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : South Whizz Dome
This is a beautiful line with some of the best rock on the wall. Its also the easiest and "safest" of the runout routes here. Not to take anything away from Blackout but you could consider this line as an "entry-level" introduction to the other four routes Bachar put up 5 years prior. Same start as Cheatstone with the in-situ log "cheat" start (12- traverse or A0 log) and the big black streak to a slight and sloping ledge. The hardest climbing is rather well protected by good bolts with 5.10 R c...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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