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mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 29, 2011 - 10:59pm PT
Sunset on Hawk Dome and Fresno Dome.
Sunset on Hawk Dome and Fresno Dome.
Credit: mike a.
Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Credit: mike a.
Fresno Dome Trailhead.
Fresno Dome Trailhead.
Credit: mike a.
Snow on the trail.
Snow on the trail.
Credit: mike a.
Little Suteye Peak.
Little Suteye Peak.
Credit: mike a.
Mike Arechiga, Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Mike Arechiga, Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Credit: mike a.
Mike Arechiga, Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Mike Arechiga, Zipa-De-Do-Da Buttress.
Credit: mike a.
Mike Arechiga,Hawk Dome.
Mike Arechiga,Hawk Dome.
Credit: mike a.
The cool camp site at Fresno Dome.
The cool camp site at Fresno Dome.
Credit: mike a.
Fresno Dome.
Fresno Dome.
Credit: mike a.
Topo to Hawk Dome.
Topo to Hawk Dome.
Credit: mike a.
It's was a merry x-mas this year, climbing at Fresno Dome/Shuteye area in late december. the weather has been amazing for weeks, the best dec. climbing that i can remember. The weather looks like it will hold out for at least another week. Yesterday, armed with the Coarsegold Market's fried chicken and some yummy oatmeal shout, we powered up to climbing paradise, not another person in sight on shy ranch road, we arrive at the fresno dome trail head early in the morning. The ground was frozen, but the air was warm. Within 20 mins. or so we were roping up to climb the mega fun 5.7 on hawk dome, the sky was deep blue, and the climbing was awesome on golden granite in shorts and a t-shirt. Every climb on hawk dome is super fun- if any of these climbs were in the valley, you would have to get in line to climb them. After some fun in the sun at hawk dome, we headed to do a couple climbs at zipa-de-do-da buttress before the sunset. At zipa-de-do-da buttress we climbed 3 of my favorite climbs . It was a super fun day of climbing, no work, no crowds, no snow, just climbing fun in the sun. On the way home, we were thinking that we should stop in Oakhurst for dinner, and no we did not go the el cid's,and gosh mt. sushi,i don't think so,so we tried crab cake's, not a bad place. I feel soo lucky that i live so close to such amazing area to climb. The other great thing about climbing at the fresno dome/shuteye area is that it will remain its quiet sleepy self.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Dec 29, 2011 - 11:01pm PT
DooHood. . . fix yer pix. . . please?

:-)
micronut

Trad climber
Dec 30, 2011 - 12:00am PT
Excellent. Way to get after it "winter" style!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 30, 2011 - 12:07am PT
Check this out too, also known as Wamello Dome;

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/885849/Wamello-Dome-TR

Great area with awesome camping.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 30, 2011 - 01:55pm PT
I'll have to check these routes out! I love western Sierra climbing because I can usually still find the sort of solitude I could take for granted whenever and wherever I climbed. I must admit, though, that I haven't been back to Hawk Dome since 1970, when Tim Schiller and I put up a rather circuitous route on its face, thinking we were on the main face of Fresno Dome.

Thanks for the pics and report.

John
P.Rob

Social climber
Pacomia, Ca - Y Que?
Dec 30, 2011 - 02:22pm PT
TFPU…………… I believe the route identified as unknown #4 is “Lost and Found”: F.A. by Jim Savage & Blaine Harmon. The route was equipped on the lead with 3/8”x3½” button heads using a Bosch by George Smith, Gary Hall and I. The line was one all of us noticed and had shown interest in; the 3 of us planned to snake in before Jim & Blaine and establish the route. At the time we were referring to it – all in fun – as “Stolen Treasure”. We had done all the hard work of equipping & had planned to come back the following weekend to send. Blaine & Jim got there before us and our Stolen Treasure became Lost & Found
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