One of the hidden gems of the Sierra! Approached via Kearsarge Pass from Onion Valley the trek and the climb together make an outstanding rock climbing advenutre in a remote and wild setting.
This climb has a minimum of 2 to run on these scheduled dates at promotional prices. We offer it on a custom private basis as well. Chick HERE for details and reservations.
South Face – III, 5.7
One of the gems of the Sierra! First climbed in 1970 by Galen Rowell, Chris Jones, and Fred Beckey the dome looked imposing and un-climbable due to the lack of cracks. After starting their climb they were ecstatic to find that the dome offered plenty of great holds and natural protection. Approached via Kearsarge Pass from Onion Valley the trek and the climb together make an outstanding rock climbing adventure in a remote and wild setting.
One of the coolest rock climbs in the Sierra is located right in the heart of the range. This route on Charlotte Dome is one of the “50 Classic Climbs of North America,” yet few people make the trek in to climb this juicy peach of a route.
- Prior multi-pitch rock climbing experience to 5.6
- Ability to climb 5.8 comfortably, at altitude
- Prior experience wilderness camping
- 3-day Itinerary
TRIP ITINERARY: Charlotte Dome DAY 1 Meet for gear check and fink preparations, drive to Onion Valley Trailhead (9200') and hike over Kearsarge Pass (11,700') and down Charlotte Creek around 11 miles to our base camp location (~9400'). DAY 2 Climb the South Face of Charlotte Dome. Descend, eat and sleep at camp. DAY 3 Return 11 miles to the trailhead.
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