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Lembert Dome

Lembert Dome
Lembert Dome from Tuolumne Meadows
Elevation 9,455 ft (2,882 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 290 ft (88 m)[1]
Lembert Dome is located in California
Lembert Dome
Tuolumne County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates [2]
Topo map USGS Tioga Pass
Type Granite dome
Age of rock Cretaceous
Easiest route Hike, 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.

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]

View from top of Lembert Dome, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California. Unicorn peak and Cathedral peak in background.


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  2. ^ a b "Lembert Dome".  
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  4. ^ Colby, William E. "Yosemite Nature Notes, September 1949" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
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  6. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkley:  

External links

  • "Lembert Dome". Retrieved 2014-01-16. 

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