North Dome 8717'    


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The south face of North Dome as seen from the Cedar Grove road.

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Sunrise on Grand Sentinal on the                  Sunset on Grand Sentinal on the
way up North Dome.                                     way down.

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   The center of North Dome's east                 The east face to
   face. Our route was up the left side.            the south.

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                                      Javier Ybarra leading on the east face.

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                                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.

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                        Roaring River Falls and the Cedar Grove road from the high point.
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