Leaving the Valley for this one... What is the name of this?

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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 6, 2008 - 04:26pm PT
What is the name of this formation? Where is it?

cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 6, 2008 - 04:32pm PT
somewhere in king's canyon?

edit: oh, wait, you didn't say leaving yosemite, you just said leaving the valley.
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 6, 2008 - 04:35pm PT
i'm not very good at this..

Fairview Dome.
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Apr 6, 2008 - 05:13pm PT
Me either, but,
Lembert maybe?
enjoimx

Trad climber
santa maria, ca
Apr 6, 2008 - 05:16pm PT
Mt. Broderick?
Count Chocula

climber
Choclovania
Apr 6, 2008 - 05:19pm PT
moraine dome, from the trail to merced lake in LYV
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Apr 6, 2008 - 05:31pm PT
Flakey Dome.
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Apr 6, 2008 - 05:37pm PT
I think the count got it...Merced River pool clue....
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2008 - 05:53pm PT
The good Count named it! It is Moraine Dome up the Merced River Canyon past Nevada Fall. Anyone have route info? I can spot at least half a dozen nice looking independent lines on this thing.

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Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Apr 6, 2008 - 06:47pm PT
My daughter, Ciarra, (Sierra) wore out the seat of her britches when she was 10 sliding into that pool. Good post.
NinjaChimp

climber
someplace in-between
Apr 6, 2008 - 08:01pm PT
I believe how often Lembert Dome is suggested in some of these games. I mean, this thing looks nothing like Lembert Dome and neither do any of the others. Just kinda funny is all.

-Justin
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 7, 2008 - 12:17am PT
Looks like Sugarloaf Dome to me. It's farther up past Little Yosemite. There are at least two routes on the face. Salathe's original route had quite a bit of direct aid. Chouinard and Frost did a free variation straight up from the big ledge halfway up.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2008 - 12:21am PT
I know this as Moraine, but I always wondered about Sugarloaf... are they one and the same?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 7, 2008 - 03:59am PT
They are near but not the same. If you look on the 7.5 minute series Merced Peak Quadrangle, Moraine Dome (elev. 8005) is about a half-mile west, and very slightly north, of Sugarloaf Dome (shown as peak 7683). If you're hiking up from Little Yosemite, Sugarloaf Dome is at the very head of the canyon. You hike right underneath it as you head toward Lost Valley and Merced Lake. I've been that way several times, but never with climbing gear, which is too bad. The route looks inviting and the information is sufficiently scarce to keep the route adventurous.
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Apr 7, 2008 - 03:45pm PT
Cool picture of Sugarloaf Dome, earlier referred to as Helmet Dome (but I forget the old book in which I found that tidbit).
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2008 - 04:46pm PT
Here is an 1872 picture taken by Eadweard Muybridge that labels it as Helmet Dome. Cool photo!

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