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This is the big dome, south of the Mokelumne River. Its 1,500' face offers a variety of routes.
The approach is obvious.
6 Total Routes
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Old Smokey 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 7 pitches
Sands of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 11 pitches, 1000'
War of the Walls 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, Grade IV
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Sands of Time 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : ... : Calaveras Dome
The first pitch climbs through some funky wide stuff, 5.8. Has big bolted anchors.Pitch 2 is the "crux". Go through roof to a bolted ledge. We climbed through these and linked the 3'rd to the big ledge above.The fourth pitch is a short pitch w/ chimney.5'th is the 5.8 fingers/hands. Has bolted anchors at top. One more pitch to the twelve o'clock ledge.If you walk over to the far left side of the ledge you will find some wrap anchors that drop you into silk road which you can wrap to the bas...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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