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Calaveras Dome 

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 38.48742, -120.22818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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Dain sending at Cal Dome


This is the big dome, south of the Mokelumne River. Its 1,500' face offers a variety of routes.

Descend by rappel or walking west, between Calaveras and Hidden Domes.

Watch out for poison oak.

Getting There 

The approach is obvious.

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Calaveras Dome:
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   
Silk Road (High Times)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, 14 pitches, 1000'   
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This is the chimney on the right side of Tibeten Tower

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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Dain starting up the dike
Dain starting up the dike
Abel leading Tsunami
Abel leading Tsunami
Monica leading a sport route under the rainbow arches at Calaveras.
Monica leading a sport route under the rainbow arc...
Calaveras Dome-East Face. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Calaveras Dome-East Face.
Photo by Blitzo.
Monica leading the Schizophrenic Dike under the Hyena Roof.
Monica leading the Schizophrenic Dike under the Hy...
Finishing up the Emerald
Finishing up the Emerald
Calaveras Dome from across the valley
Calaveras Dome from across the valley
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