Sunset from the top of Mariuolumne Dome after an e...
Tuolumne Meadows is the high country climbing area of Yosemite National Park. The region is highlighted by many beautiful granite domes which offer the ultimate in knob and slab climbing. There are also classic non-dome formations like Cathedral Peak (first ascent by John Muir in the 1800's) and the Matthes Crest which are very popular with climbers. Tuolumne Meadows is a beautiful, serene place without many of the tourist popularity issues plaguing Yosemite Valley these days. The usual Tuolumne "season" for climbing runs from May through mid-Fall or so.
Tuolumne Meadows is accessed via highway 120, either from the west or via Tioga Pass from the east. The Tioga Pass road is generally closed (snowfall) from fall through mid to late May or so (sometimes later, depending on the snow).
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
389 Total Routes
['4 Stars',65],['3 Stars',177],['2 Stars',100],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tuolumne Meadows:
OZ 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 5 pitches Drug Dome
Featured Route For Tuolumne Meadows
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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