Ascent of Lembert Dome on 2013-06-29

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lembert Dome
    Elevation:9450 ft / 2880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quick note - the bump that is the actual proper summit of Lembert Dome isn't as scary to climb as you'd think. The granite grips really well to shoes. And if you climb it on its left side (as you're facing it from the flat area near the top), it flattens out really in I saw a couple regular-looking, non-crazy people just walk straight up it.

The 7 of us from Conness got back to our Tuolumne group camp site around 6pm. Just in time for some dinner and laughs. Shirley had been talking about wanting to take a hot shower at a nearby site but needed a ride there. I was initially reluctant to drop her off since we weren't actually staying at the site. Eventually, I caved, and with a couple hours of daylight left and sunset happening as we spoke, I decided drop her (and Beth) off, make a quick trip up to Lembert Dome, and pick her up afterwards. When I told her I'd be 1-2hr, she gave me one of her big smiles. "No problem! I can easily take an hour in the shower." Okay then!

The lack of mosquitos on the Lembert trail was a welcome reprieve from the earlier mosquito bash on the way to Conness. I didn't want to keep Shirley and Beth waiting too long for me at the showers, so I booked it. Pleasantly surprised by how great I felt despite having just finished conness, I did the 2mi 800ft ascent in 40min. I was glad I hurried a bit, too, because I got to the top at the perfect moment to appreciate the sunset's most colorful window of time. It was sick (in a good way). As fate would have it, the time gained from my speedy ascent was offset by the extra time I took taking photos. No regrets, though!

On the way back down, I tagged Dog Dome for shits and giggles then jogged the rest of the way back to the car. And in other news, Shirley definitely did not disappoint. She rocked that hour-long shower like a pro.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:875 ft / 266 m
    Elevation Loss:175 ft / 53 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:875 ft / 266 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:standard trail
    Trailhead:Lembert Dome Parking Lot  8600 ft / 2621 m
    Time Up:41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:150 ft / 46 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:standard trail
    Trailhead:Lembert-Dog Saddle  9300 ft / 2834 m
    Time Down:4 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Lembert.20130629

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Lembert Dome2013-06-29 b
2Dog Dome2013-06-29 c
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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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