Geekin' Hard, West Cottage Dome 5.10d


Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2-3 hours
Approach time: 20-30 minutes
Descent time: 20-30 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 160'
FA: Scott Cole, Urmas Franosch, July 1986.

A bouldery start leads to some easy climbing, then a flared hand crack to a powerful undercling/lieback crack that leads to a thin hand crack and the first belay of Pencil-Necked Geek. Originally protected by a piton (that pulled out with a single finger in 2008!), the bouldery start takes some good thin nuts and thin cams. A bit grainy.
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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: August 25, 2003
West Cottage Dome - Geekin' Hard 5.10d - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Geekin' Hard is just left of route C
Photo: Greg Barnes
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West Cottage Dome - Pencil Necked Geek 5.11a R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Pencil Necked Geek, 5.11a R
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Pencil-Necked Geek is route C
West Cottage Dome - Cottage Cheese 5.10b - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
Cottage Cheese, 5.10b
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Cottage Cheese is route D
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