Trip Report
Wamello / Fresno Dome Trip Report February 2013
Sunday February 17, 2013 9:55pm
A few weeks of warm weather and the usually snow blanketed Fresno Dome was showing signs of rock. I had been watching the snow receding from town and saw the day time high was going to be in the low 70's for Oakhurst. Time for a snowmobile run up the mountain to savor some off season SOYO climbing.
My partner Matt had established some climbs on the dome in years past and was jonesing to climb his 3 pitch "High and Mighty" 10c. It was a great route with wandering featured slab climbing and an arm pumping steep bolted section on pitch 2.
After enjoying the climb we decided to ride up to higher elevations and get some snowmobiling in on deeper snow. When a weather window like this comes along its a real blessing. :-)

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Getting ready to rap in from the summit.
Getting ready to rap in from the summit.
Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

A delicious Petes breakfast burrito for lunch.
A delicious Petes breakfast burrito for lunch.
Credit: Grahm Doe

Little Shuteye Peak in the distance
Little Shuteye Peak in the distance
Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

This falcon buzzed the belay within a few feet of touching. Swooooosh!
This falcon buzzed the belay within a few feet of touching. Swooooosh!
Credit: Grahm Doe

Classic southern Yosemite gear.
Classic southern Yosemite gear.
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Nearing the summit.
Nearing the summit.
Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

Credit: Grahm Doe

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Grahm Doe
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Grahm lives in Oakhurst just south of Yosemite.

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climber
north fork
  Feb 17, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Sh#t yeah! I haven't had a Pete's burrito in too long. Great looking day Matt and Grahm, thanks for the TR.
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
  Feb 17, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
You've got me jonesing for a trip to SoYo.

Thanks Grahm

lars
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Feb 17, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
Rock that actually begs you to climb it and faces south, plus relative ease of approach--you're living right, my friends! Big Mike isn't the only one smart enough to get a snowmobile to be useful around here.

I know, there's probably a snowmobile thread...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Feb 17, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Dude that is SO bad ass! I was telling my daughter a couple weeks back I wanted to take her there this year. Serendipity - she was standing here in my office getting something from the printer when I opened your thread.

Pointed out the line of Predator, Mark Tuttle's Easy Wind, thanks for the stoke! Its been a long time for me - I'm gonna get back down there this year for sure.

DMT
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Feb 18, 2013 - 01:28am PT
Righteous. Way to get after it. Big stoke. Cold smoke.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
  Feb 18, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Phucking Hell Yea that looks like a fun day.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Feb 18, 2013 - 01:46am PT
Aaaaaaaand, awesome! Saw this on fb, and I'm just as jealous the second time.
Kurt Jensen

Trad climber
Aptos,CA
  Feb 18, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Way to go Grahm! So much climbing out there, and you sure know how to enjoy the weather windows. I can't wait to get back there this year!
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
  Feb 18, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
Good stuff!

and no crowds...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Feb 18, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Now that looks very "cool"! Fun time, good food. Those snowmobiles looked like a great ride...and climbing too....fun living!


Susan
Ethos Adventures

Mountain climber
Sonora, CA
  Feb 19, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
This is awesome! Way to let the weather enhance your adventure instead of prevent it...all too often we become California weaklings. Thanks for inspiring!http://www.ethosadventures.com
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
  Feb 19, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
hey kids I can dig what your putin down,,,lets get a hookup on the stinky machine,,i:m serious caus those slopes are some of the best;;;;gravity///teles/boarding/of anykind sweet,,O ya hard warm granite,,,[yes i;m deprived],,,,stay posted for the hookup,,,chow,,
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Feb 19, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Good on Y'all, way to enjoy winter!!!!!!!!!
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
  Feb 19, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Excellent! Love the approach rigs . . .
canyonrat

Trad climber
vernon BC
  Feb 19, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
You guys have it all in California! Awesome. Thanks for posting
pvalchev

Social climber
Truckee, CA
  Feb 20, 2013 - 03:25am PT
Awesome shots and trip report, thanks for sharing!
Stix

Social climber
Anaheim, CA
  Feb 22, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Epic Day!
Al_T.Tude

Trad climber
Monterey, CA
  Mar 7, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Great post, Grahm!

The question is:
Are you guys a Climbing Club with a snowmobiling problem, or a Snowmobiling Club with a climbing problem??

Al
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Mar 9, 2013 - 03:10am PT
Wow! As if I just found this! Where do I sign up?? Damn that looks fun!!

Ahh..... Next year right Justin!!??
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Mar 9, 2013 - 03:30am PT
Nice!

John
this just in

climber
north fork
  Mar 9, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Yeah Mike, for sure. Grahm's always looking for someone to go sledding with. He is a guy of endless stoke and energy. Pretty badass climber too.
Powder

Trad climber
the Flower Box
  Mar 9, 2013 - 08:16am PT

What a nice day to be out to play!

Thanks for sharing! *^_^*
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
  Mar 9, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Sweet TR Grahm. Can't wait for another trip to Shuteye. I was spanked after last time and I still owe you dinner at El Cid with drinks.

Dave Friea
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Mar 11, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Looks like a great time, been wanting to get out that way. tfpu
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Mar 11, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Snowmobiles? What a couple of pussies. No respect for you.
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