Excellent, Smithers, Medlicott Dome, Left 5.10a

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1.5 hours
Approach time: 30-40 minutes
Descent time: 1 hour
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 430'
Overview
This is one of the few face climbs of its grade in Tuolumne with good protection. Crossing through the slab testpiece Slipstream (5.11c) on its third pitch, and neighbored by such climbs as the unfinished slab route Vapor Lock (5.11c), no one would expect this line to go at such a moderate rating. The first ascent team did not even intend to do this route, just to put a good anchor on the obvious fun crack at the start (Doh!), which previously had only a single hangerless 1/4 bolt as the anchor.
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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: September 24, 2011
Medlicott Dome, Left - Excellent, Smithers 5.10a - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Greg Barnes
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