Beginners Route, Lembert Dome 5.4 R

 
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

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greyghost

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Las Vegas, NV
Jul 23, 2014 - 06:10pm
 
At 5.4, I thought this was a bit of a sandbag route. As mentioned the first pitch is 3rd class. The move out of the short corner on the second pitch seemed more than 5.4. It is protect-able though. The move up to the new bolt and past it seemed more like 5.7.
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Park

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   Jul 9, 2014 - 09:28am
The Beginnerís Route (5.4 R) is a really fun 1st climb in Tuolumne Meadows. To get to the base of the route scramble up the same ramp for Northwest Books and set up the 1st belay at the tree. Then traverse right on staircase ledges and perform 2 consecutive "beached whale" mantels. Then you'll reach the short face with a bolt protecting the crux. Getting to the bolt is relatively simple just use good footwork to avoid falling on the ledge below. After climbing the face, go to the big tree and set up the 2nd belay. Then traverse right again and climb up to the summit and belay off some cracks. Then scramble up to the top of Lembert Dome.

To sum it up the climbing is easy and fun and the views from the summit are spectacular! If you're new to the area, it's a great route to warm up on before climbing Northwest Books (5.6).
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Mungeclimber

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   Aug 26, 2012 - 11:04pm
Sure didn't feel 5.4, still, a great way to end the day or warm up. Most folks tend to do NW Books.
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Chris McNamara

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Aug 25, 2003 - 11:08am
 
The American Safe Climbing Assn. may have replaced anchor bolts on this climb. To find out visit the ASCA Replacement Page

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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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