Calaveras Dome Area
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Cosumnes River Gorge
Deer Creek Park
Folsom Lake SRA
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Select Area... Calaveras Dome
BETA PHOTO: 1. Sands of Time 5.9 IV
2. Wall of the Worlds 5.10... Description
Calaveras Dome and surrounding areas are near Salt Springs Reservoir, on the Mokelumne River, to the southwest of Lake Tahoe.
This area offers excellent multi-pitch free climbs and a few grade V big-wall routes. Getting There
Take Ellis Road from Hwy. 88, south to the area. Another route is the road past Ham's Station.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Calaveras Dome Area:
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Featured Route For Calaveras Dome Area
War of the Walls
Sierra Foothills North
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This climbs a line near the center of the North side of the dome.Start from a terrace and to the left of a right facing dihedral.Climb a 5.10a crack to a belay. Continue up the crack (5.10b) to a belay with two Bolts. These two pitches can be combined with a 60M rope.Move up a left leaning arch to a sling belay (5.10c).Climb a 5.8 crack and corner to a two bolt belay.A 5.9 corner is followed to a two bolt belay at it's end.Climb 5.9 face past two bolts, then up and right to a third bolt and hea...
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Hammock Bivi on Calaveras Dome. Photo by Blitzo. Mike Corbett jugging with a haul bag on "Warlord"-... "Warlord". Photo by Blitzo. BETA PHOTO: Looking down pitch 2 of Banzai BETA PHOTO: Looking up pitch 3 of Banzai with new bolts BETA PHOTO: Top of pitch 3 of Banzai Pitch 1 of Sands of Time Caroline Duell on the classic 5.8 fingers pitch of... Charley Epperson leading the 2nd pitch of "Panic a... Monica leading the perfect corner, p5, of Silk Roa... BETA PHOTO: Abel linking pitches 2 and 3 of Silk Road. Beautiful afternoon light over Cal Dome and Hidden... Screwing around up on the Silver Streak Slabs. Mike Arechiga on, Fine line. 5.11c. Calaveras Dome... Calaveras Dome. Climber on, Sea Of Holes. 5.10a. Hammer Dome. Calaveras Dome. Kent Schmitz on, Stairway Crack.5.11c
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