Lembert Dome

Coordinates: 37°52′55″N 119°20′49″W / 37.8818697°N 119.3468226°W / 37.8818697; -119.3468226
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Lembert Dome
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Lembert Dome from Tuolumne Meadows
Highest point
Elevation9,455 ft (2,882 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence290 ft (88 m)[1]
Coordinates37°52′55″N 119°20′49″W / 37.8818697°N 119.3468226°W / 37.8818697; -119.3468226[2]
Lembert Dome is located in California
Lembert Dome
Lembert Dome
Lembert Dome is located in the United States
Lembert Dome
Lembert Dome
Lembert Dome (the United States)
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Tioga Pass
Age of rockCretaceous
Mountain typeGranite dome
Easiest routeHike, class 1[3]

Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the US 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. The landform is an example of a rôche moutonnée[4] with clear lee and stoss slopes.

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][5][6] By 1879 the Wheeler Survey referred to it as Soda Springs Dome. John Muir called it Glacier Rock.[7]

Lembert Dome is near Puppy Dome,[8] is also close to Dog Dome.[9]

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]

View from top of Lembert Dome, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California. Unicorn peak and Cathedral Peak (California)


  1. ^ a b "Lembert Dome, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. ^ a b "Lembert Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. 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 978-0871561473.
  4. ^ "Lembert Dome". Earth science picture of the day. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ Colby, William E. "Yosemite Nature Notes, September 1949" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  6. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. p. 55. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  7. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 126. ISBN 0899971199.
  8. ^ "Puppy Dome". Puppy Dome. mapcarta.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  9. ^ Shore, Richard (July 3, 2012). "mountainproject.com". Dog Dome Rock Climbing. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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