Crstal Meth, Drug Dome, Base 5.8 R

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3-4 hours
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 2 hours
Number of pitches: 1
Height of route: 400'
Overview
FA: Greg Barnes, Bryan Law, Joe Denicola, August 2008.

Crystal Meth takes fun flakes, face, and cracks up the face just right of the huge black streak on the right side of Drug Dome. The first pitch of Crystal Meth was established by accident when trying to climb Crystal Ball, a 5.10c route which is on the left edge of the huge black streak. Crystal Meth is on the steep wall of Drug Dome before the break to the very low-angle stepped slabs below Hobbit Book. Euro Trash is on the left side of these low-angle slabs, starting about 50 yards uphill of Crystal Meth.
Crystal Meth is wet in early season, especially in wet years, and even when it appears that the route is dry you have to pay attention to spray from the waterfall (especially if thereís any breeze or wind from the north).

The first pitch starts just right of the right edge of the black streak, and actually uses one flake which is just in the black streak, and sometimes wet.

Itís possible to approach Hobbit Book and other routes on the main Mariuolumne Dome by climbing Crystal Meth. From the third pitch anchor, climb a 4th class slab (many options) to the forest which is about 50 yards before the roping-up spot for the 4th class approach ledge for Hobbit Book.

You can rappel the route with a single 70m rope.

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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: August 25, 2003
Drug Dome, Base - Crstal Meth 5.8 R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
OZ continues up and left to the summit while the Gram Traverse follows the roof out right.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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