Euro Trash, Drug Dome, Base 5.10c or 5.8 A0

 
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

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Greg Barnes

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   Jun 7, 2013 - 11:15pm
As I said in the description, "easily the most contrived route in Tuolumne."

I gave it one star as a 10c and 2 stars as a 5.8A0. Don't know why it's listed as 5 star here. But the position and scenery are 4-star regardless, on a big apron of granite leading right up to Hobbit Book.

The snow field can be HUGE after heavy winters. I've been turned around by snow in that area both early and very late season (November a few years ago trying to get up to Nazgul Wall).
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Matt's

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 09:59pm
 
terrible, contrived climb, I wish someone would chop it...
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fishtrap

Trad climber
Bass Lake, CA
Jun 7, 2013 - 09:46pm
 
Climbed this route on 6/7/2013. This is a great option for a quick approach to Hobbit Book and a way to get in 4 additional pitches of climbing. When you top out it's about a 2 min scramble straight over to the base of HB.

There was a pretty good amount of snow coming up to the base and it was pretty steep and a little sketchy in worn out trail running shoes. I wonder what this looks like on a normal snow year. We got an early start so it would have been fine by 9am or 10am once things warmed up a bit. The snow cone put us pretty high up on the first pitch and we easily linked pitches 1 & 2 w/ a 70M rope.

Pulling through the 10.C crux on pitch 3 is super easy. Will post a TR and a few pics later.
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schaffner

Trad climber
Sep 16, 2012 - 11:38pm
 
no rappel chains/rings at least on the first two anchors
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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 25, 2003 - 11:08am
 
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Drug Dome, Base - Euro Trash 5.10c or 5.8 A0 - 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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