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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, North Dome, West Face

North Dome, West Face. On April 29 Art Gran and I made the first ascent of the west face of North Dome. The route lies in the northern of two prominent crack systems near the center of the face. Laybacks and chimneys constituted the main difficulties of the four pitches. About ten direct-aid pitons were used, mainly to get around chockstones. We accomplished this enjoyable route in three or four hours.

Steven Roper, Sierra Club