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Right where the North Dome Gully trail emerges onto the North Dome/Washington Column saddle, there is a large boulder with a stack of rocks on it marking the North Dome Gully trail. (Baba's note: if coming from Royal Arches, this is the boulder that you pass just as you leave the top of Washington Column and drop down slightly to traverse across to get to the gully) Go behind this boulder on a good trail that heads through manzanita and oak for about 50 feet. When you get through the bushes (they're not bad), head straight up the rocky/sandy slope until it ends at a medium sized sloping boulder. The trail goes left and wanders across another small boulder field heading toward a large Jeffery pine up higher. The trail should be fairly well marked and visible from our many trips up and down it. You can't go wrong. Your destination is the highest point of the large slab several hundred feet below and left of the start of Crest Jewel. (Baba's note: Past the pine, you climb up a ramp along a slab up and right. It's well marked)
Rack: Quickdraws and long runners
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