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Summary

Some big, lesser known domes.

Description

A fantastic, slightly old-school area comprising several distinct domes and walls. The centrepiece is 'Calaveras Dome' itself, a massive 1800' high dome on the southern side of the Mokelumne River.

Access issues

No access issues, as its located in National Forest.

Approach

From CA highway 88, turn right (south) onto Ellis Rd (poorly signposted) and drive for several windy miles to the bottom of the valley. At the bottom, turn left (East) and follow the road along the Mokelumne River (with several crossings) until the domes loom into view.

Where to stay

There's plenty of free camping just downstream from the domes. The official National Forest sites have pit toilets, picnic tables and fire rings, but there is no potable water anywhere in the valley.

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5.10b *** Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Unknown 1300ft

FA: tweedle dee & assorted fools

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5.8 * Layin' On the Hands Unknown 66ft
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5.11a C.L.O.G. Unknown
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5.10b * Preasure Wave Unknown

Activity

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