lookit all that snow! It'll be MONTHS before it's in. lots of skeets too...and solar radiation too...better to climb in a SPF 90 umbrella hat on the Great White Book...shady there..no snow...plenty of parking.
Just wanted to post a photo to clarify Dozier parking for those who may not know. The first edition of the Tuolumne SuperTopo lists Dozier parking as across from the Knobs bouldering area. The newer parking area is farther uphill (eastbound) and this is where the main Dozier trail starts. Please stick to the new Dozier trail so that we minimize impact along the approach. The old parking area may be more in line for those who top out and walk off of the dome, but it’s best to traverse along the base after topping out to head back to the main trail.
I don’t mean to “invite” more crowds; I just want climbers to stick to the main trail.
Bryan does like his geology. A few years ago I spent a day with him at Dozier, and heard some interesting stuff about the formation of crystals and such. I think we did "Cheeseburgers and Beer" - Bryan? If so, the name is reminiscent of "Burgers and Fries" at Squamish's Little Smoke Bluffs. Great stomachs think alike.
Thanks for the photo Bryan, we should get that on all the Dozier dome route beta pages. Best to have one good trail.
High Traverse, I just belayed a couple times - never drilled a bolt on Dozier. Credit for left side routes in vague chronological order should be to Jeff Dozier & friends (of course!), Grant, John, Blitzo, George, Bryan, Dave Lane, and others...