North Dome 8717'
The south face of North Dome as seen from the Cedar Grove road.
Sunrise on Grand Sentinal on the Sunset on Grand Sentinal on the
way up North Dome. way down.
The center of North Dome's east The east face to
face. Our route was up the left side. the south.
Javier Ybarra leading on the east face.
Level with the top of Grand Sentinal 8518' at the high
point reached during the climb. It took 5 hours to climb past the forested section of the lower east face. We only
had two hours of climbing on clean granite before turnaround
time. A first attempted ascent of North Dome's east face?
We found no indication of any other previous
attempts. The only routes listed for North Dome are on the south face. Perhaps a base camp up Copper Creek, at the base
of the east face would get the summit within reach.
Roaring River Falls and the Cedar Grove road from the high point.