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North America, Contiguous United States, California, Kings Canyon National Park, North Dome, My Own Private Idaho

North Dome, My Own Private Idaho. During June 21-23, Matt and Jennifer Pollard and I established a line on North Dome in the unexplored territory between Freak Show and North to the Bone. My Own Private Idaho (V 5.10 A2) uses the big right-facing dihedral on the apron to gain the base of the main wall. The line then goes up a black streak to small ledge with a flake, where it follows superb cracks up and right to a long ledge. The rest of the climb has mixed aid and face climbing. An old rusty bolt with a bail sling 30 feet up the main wall indicated there was an earlier attempt on this line.

Brandon Thau