Rise and Fall of the Albatross, Daff Dome 5.13a/b

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3-4 hours
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 30 minutes
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 700'
Overview
FA: Mikey Schaefer, Sept. 2007.

This new testpiece extends an old project into spectacular terrain on the steep north face of Daff. The short first pitch (actually the 3rd pitch after a couple approach pitches) was completed in the 90s by Dave Bengston and Chris Falkenstein, and was a sandbagged 5.12c called Flight of the Albatross.
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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: August 25, 2003
Daff Dome - Rise and Fall of the Albatross 5.13a/b - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Cooke Book, as seen from the base, curves around the north side of Daff Dome.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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