American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada Range, Disappearing Dome, Southeast Face, Memphis Blues

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  • Publication Year: 1980

Disappearing Dome, Southeast Face, Memphis Blues. This obscure route, visible from Balloon Dome, was found after many hours of deciphering mazes of Forest Service roads. After one aborted attempt we wandered through seemingly endless logging slash trying to return from the rock; hence we named it Disappearing Dome. The climb follows cracks for two pitches to Mobile Ledge and then meanders up five more pitches to a third-class walk-off to the thick brush fields. The dome is southeast of Squaw Domes. John Stoddard, Mary Ellen Lawrence and I finished this route in October 1978. NCCS III+, Fll.

Stephen McCabe, Manx Mountaineers

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