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North America, United States, California, Domelands, Banded Cliffs, Stegosaurus Dome, Naked Lunch

Domelands, Bunded Cliffs, Stegosaurus Dome, Naked Lunch. In July, John Mattashed and I made a trip into the Banded Cliffs, a series of seven domes southwest of Columbia Dome. We climbed the dome second-most from the south, which we named Stegosaurus Dome for its serrated summit. The route Naked Lunch (II 5.7) follows an obvious plumb line on the east face for six pitches. Scrambling led to intricate stemming between twin cracks and a stance below a steep wall. Wild face climbing up and right took us to a peculiar granite ladder formed by eons of water erosion. This feature led to a squeeze chimney, which led to the summit ridge.

E. C. JOE, Southern Sierra Climbers’ Association