Flintstone, East Cottage Dome 5.10b R

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 30 minutes
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 15 minutes
Number of pitches: 1
Height of route: 80'
Overview
FA Scott Burk, Chris Cantwell, 1981.

A great two-pitch adventure, this route was ignored for decades, and for good reason. The bolts were almost all hangerless stud bolts, nearly impossible to spot among the knobs and lichen. Not only did you have to bring keyhole hangers (or use the wire of a nut to sling the bolts), the bolt type was weaker than standard bolts. Now, with all the bolts newly replaced, Flintstone is posed for popularity, especially with the wildly exposed second pitch. This and the chopped route Skeletal Remains (the dike at the far right end) were named in the theme of dinosaurs, since for some climbers at the time, East Cottage Dome was called Dinosaur Dome. Despite being the oldest sport route at the dome, this route has seen nearly zero traffic, and it has large knobs, many of which (especially at the top of the second pitch) are likely to break if cranked or stepped on (use suspect knobs lightly). A 70m rope is required to lower off the second pitch.

Unknown old project two bolts

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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: August 25, 2003
East Cottage Dome - Flintstone 5.10b R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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