Polly Dome P1K

Mon, Sep 13, 1999

With: Monty Blankenship

Etymology Story Photos / Slideshow


Having beaten ourselves up the day before climbing The Slabs of Half Dome, I was naturally looking more fun and adventures this morning, but could find no one interested in even a moderate hike to go climb something. Camped out in Tuolumne Meadows for a few days seemed an awful waste if we didn't actually go hike or climb somewhere. Monty was the only one of the other four who was at least interested in doing something besides breakfast at the Tuolumne Grill - as long as it was some easy climbing. So that's what we did. We drove over to Tenaya Lake to try our hand at one of the popular routes on Polly Dome. They were a bit crowded, so we went for something less popular, in fact just an easy low fifth class climb that wasn't even in Monty's book. We just sort of made it up as we went along for two or three pitches, then scrambled to the summit for some views afterwards. An easy half day, but at least it was great to get some climbing in, some views, and a good deal of fun as well.


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