Dome Peak/Dome Glacier
08/16/13 (Fri) - 08/18/13 (Sun)
From base camp, follow a foot path to cross the S ridge leading toward Spire Point at 6,200'. Drop down approx 200' and traverse at a bearing of 80 deg. (SSE) to below a prominent cliff. Continue on a 57-60 deg bearing (SE) to a shallow depression (glacier polished rock in late season) on a heathered ridge. Then go 90 deg (S) to below the lower cliff of another spur ridge. From here ascend a broad snow slope (boulder field in late season) at an 80 deg bearing (SSE) to just below the top of the ridge. Traverse onto the Dome Glacier and follow a 115 deg bearing (SSW). On the upper glacier, climb through crevasses to the notch at 8,560', just N of the summit. On the other side of the notch climb along the snow slope for 300' to top, and then climb a rock arete for 500' to the summit (8,920'). This is a long and strenuous climb to a major and remote wilderness peak. It should be scheduled for 3 full days. The rock ridge is exposed. Some parties have taken rock gear to belay and/or set up fixed rope(s).
Moderate pace. Mountain Bikes are required due to road washout.
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