Lembert Dome (Sierra Nevada; 9,450')

Lembert Dome is conveniently located right across the river from Tuolumne Meadows Store. The best routes are on the NW side, including Warren Harding's 1954 classic, Northwest Books.

Topo Map

Routes: NW Books (I, 5.6)
NW Books Variation (I, 5.9)

References: supertopo.com

Lembert Dome in late August across the Tuolomne River

Date: August 15, 2010

Party: Paul and Dietrich Belitz

Route: NW Books Variation

Equipment: Alpine rack to Camalot #3

Time: 90 minutes

Trip report:

We had come to Tuolomne to acclimatize for Mt. Whitney, and after spending much of our first day on the Bunny Slopes we still wanted to top out on something, so we decided to repeat Lembert. Dietrich took the first pitch, Paul the second one with the 5.9 crack. Soon we were on the summit, then headed down to make sure we'd catch enough sleep as we wanted to do Matthes Crest the next day.

Photo Gallery:

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View West from the start of the climb.

Dietrich at the start of the first pitch ...

... and approaching the undercling section.

Paul stemming the 5.9 corner.

On the summit.

For earlier ascents, click here .