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Balloon Dome

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About Balloon Dome:

This dome, located at just under 7000', was described by William Brewer in 1864 as looking like "the top of a gigantic balloon struggling to get up through the rock." The dome can be reached by dirt road and trail from the Clover Meadow Ranger Station. Another route to the dome begins on the other side of the canyon by Lake Edison. While reportedly a better access, the correct roads are hard to find and they are often washed out.
Approach: From bass lake, take beasore rd. this turns in to road 7, pass the balls to 5s30, right on 5s84 granite creek to cassidy trailhead, 5 mile hike to cassidy bridge, hike a 2 miles till balloon dome comes in to view, from here 2 miles of bush whacking to base of dome.
Approach Time: 8-10 hours
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Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Northeast Pillar 5.8 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 West Face 5.9 0

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