Beginners Route, Lembert Dome 5.4 R

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1-2 hours
Approach time: 10 minutes
Descent time: 20-30 minutes
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 450'
Overview
FA: Dorothy Dern, Richard Leonard, H. Stewart Kimball, Philip Dern, Alfred Dole, 1951.

The earliest known technical route on Lembert Dome, the Beginnerís Route takes staircase ledges to a short face with a bolt protecting the crux. While not runout in general, the very traversing nature of the route and the angled ledge beneath the crux would make it difficult to catch a lead fall without slack in the system leading to a ledge fall. Dick Leonard was one of the first technical rockclimbers in the U.S., with ground-breaking ascents of the Cathedral Spires and Shiprock in the 1930s, and he was, like his frequent partner David Brower, a prominent environmental activist.
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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: July 25, 2014
Lembert Dome - Beginners Route 5.4 R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
THe splitter crack system up Lembert Dome creates the Direct Northwest Face.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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Lembert Dome - Northwest Books 5.6 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Northwest Books, 5.6
Lembert Dome
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A fine route to introduce yourself to Tuolumne climbing.
Lembert Dome - Direct Northwest Face 5.10c - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Direct Northwest Face, 5.10c
Lembert Dome
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THe splitter crack system up Lembert Dome creates the Direct Northwest Face.
Lembert Dome - Cryin' Time Again 5.10a R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Cryin' Time Again, 5.10a R
Lembert Dome
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Cryin' Time Again is route A.
Lembert Dome, Right - Left Water Crack 5.7 R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Left Water Crack, 5.7 R
Lembert Dome, Right
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Left Water Crack is route C
Lembert Dome - Cry Baby 5.8 R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Cry Baby, 5.8 R
Lembert Dome
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Cryin' Time Again is route A.
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