Lembert Dome

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Lembert Dome
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Lembert Dome from Tuolumne Meadows
Elevation 9,455 ft (2,882 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 290 ft (88 m)[1]
Location
Location Tuolumne County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°52′55″N 119°20′49″W / 37.8818697°N 119.3468226°W / 37.8818697; -119.3468226Coordinates: 37°52′55″N 119°20′49″W / 37.8818697°N 119.3468226°W / 37.8818697; -119.3468226[2]
Topo map USGS Tioga Pass
Geology
Type Granite dome
Age of rock Cretaceous
Climbing
Easiest route Hike, class 1[3]

Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the U.S. state of California The dome soars 800 feet (240 m) above Tuolumne Meadows and the Tuolumne River and can be hiked starting at the Tioga Road in the heart of Tuolumne Meadows, 8 miles (13 km) west of the Tioga Pass Entrance to Yosemite National Park.

Lembert Dome was named for Jean Baptiste Lembert, sometimes mistakenly referred to as John Lambert, who took up a homestead in a section of Tuolumne Meadows in 1865.[2][4][5] By 1879 the Wheeler Survey referred to it as Soda Springs Dome. John Muir called it Glacier Rock.[6]

Rock climbers can scale the face from the parking lot just off the Tioga Road, but hikers can simply walk up the back side or take the challenging steeper trek up the face starting from just east of the parking lot. Many technical free climbing routes have been put up.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lembert Dome, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Lembert Dome". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 181–184. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  4. ^ Colby, William E. "Yosemite Nature Notes, September 1949". Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  5. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. p. 55. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  6. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkley: Wilderness Press. p. 126. ISBN 0899971199. 

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