Okay, so it's on the highway and tons of tourists will gawk at you, but still, this is one of the most beautiful climbing settings anywhere. It rises about 500 feet right out of Lake Tenaya with beautiful views of the lake, Tenaya Peak, and many other Tuolumne features.
It's the great big dome on the north side of the highway next to Tenaya Lake. Easy parking all along the base.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stately Pleasure Dome:
Great White Book 5.6 R Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450 feet
West Country 5.7 Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400 feet
Boltway 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300 feet
Hermaphrodite Flake 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400 feet
South Crack 5.8 R Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600 feet
Footnote 5.10c R Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 140 feet
Table of Contents 5.10d R Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400 feet
Black Angel 5.11a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65 feet
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West Country 5.7 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Stately Pleasure Dome
P1. From the nice ledge at the start, go straight up (same as Hermaphrodite Flake), heading left just where the flake starts. Belay just a little higher.P2. This is the crux pitch and the most fun. 5.6-5.7 sustained lieback/finger crack climbing for almost 100 feet to a two bolt anchor. Good pro most of the way. Great.P3. Slightly runout face climbing past a few bolts to a two bolt anchor.P4. More fun liebacking. The angle is much lower here, but placing pro is slightly awkward. Set up a ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA