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Elevenmile Dome

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Cheryl's Peril S 
Counter Strike S 
EZ Street T,S 
Face Value S 
Great Unknown, The S 
Happy Trails S 
Kathy's Crack T 
Mike Johnson Route S 
Miss Wyoming S 
Moby Grape T 
More Tea Vicar T 
Original Sin S 
Overleaf, The T 
Phantom Pinnacle T 
Repulsion Convulsion S 
South Face Direct S 
Stone Groove T 
Unnamed 5.9 S 

Elevenmile Dome  

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This popular dome is quite large, south-facing, and hosts many fine moderate sport and trad routes. Most routes are single pitch with rap anchors, but for those that do summit, an easy downclimb is possible.

Getting There 

The mileage at 2.8 from the start of the canyon off of CR96 on the right side of the road (no river crossing).

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Elevenmile Dome:
Counter Strike   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Phantom Pinnacle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   
Moby Grape   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
The Overleaf   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Repulsion Convulsion   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Face Value   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Miss Wyoming   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Cheryl's Peril   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Original Sin   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Unnamed 5.9   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
The Great Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Mike Johnson Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
South Face Direct   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Elevenmile Dome
Ricky starting EZ Street on Eleven Mile Dome.

EZ Street 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CO : South Platte : ... : Elevenmile Dome
Three pitches with the second being the crux. This route was bolted in 1994 by Mark Van Horn. P1 - goes at 5.4 with 3 bolts to a 2 bolt belay. P2 goes over the little headwall which is protected by bolts and is about 5.6. P3 heads to the top and eases off again. P1 is a great beginner lead up very featured slab. The three bolts are where you need them to make it feel not run out. A 60m rope will get you down from the belay anchor with lots to spare. I think this first pitch is a better firs...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Bill Parmenter
Aug 30, 2002
Be aware of communication concerns. Due to the river noise below it is difficult or impossible to hear each other on the routes that are longer than half a rope (80 feet) long. "The Overleaf", "Cheryl's Perils", "Moby Grape" and "Original Sin" are ones that alternate communication plans would be benificial. Consider rope tugs, pra-arranged non-verbal sequence of events, or two way radios on these routes, and possibly others if river flow is high.
From: Englewood, CO
May 5, 2003
I agree with Bill. Alternative communication plans are a must here. My girlfriend and I purchased two way radios the night before and used them here. Climbing long pitches has never been easier and funner. Nothing is worse than not being able to communicate when both of your lives depend on it. Radios are cheap and are a lot safer, I believe, than rope tugs. Especially when the tugs can get confusing. Anyways, a great area to climb, although it does get extremely busy and dusty from its proximity right off the road.
May 8, 2006
Does anyone know the name and rating of the bolted route far on the right of Elevenmile Dome (to the right of Happy Trails)? It starts at a ledge with a tree and the second pitch has two bolts and goes over a roof.

By Bill Schmausser
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 18, 2006
That would be EZ Street 5.7. Another Stewart Green and family production. My kid likes this climb.
May 18, 2006

Thanks for the info. Do you know the rating of the second pitch as it goes over the roof?

By Bill Schmausser
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 20, 2006

5.7 or so
By Steven N
From: CO
Jul 24, 2007
It's been a while since I've been to Eleven Mile Dome. What's the new route (5.8ish) between Face Value and Cheryl's Peril?
By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 11, 2008
My partner and I did a climb yesterday between Stone Groove and The Overleaf. We began down and left of the Overleaf and climbed up into zig-zagging cracks that are obvious from the road to the south of the dome. There are a couple of belay options for the first pitch. I went straight up for the second pitch through more discontinuous cracks to a low-angle slab with a very easy runout. The belay options for the 2nd pitch aren't great so we got creative, then traversed over a huge flake near the top of the beautiful Stone Groove, down to the tree, then out. A fun, adventurous outing with somewhat challenging pro. Thanks Sean!
By Scott Teske
May 29, 2012
The beta in the Rock Climbing Colorado book by Falcon Guides sucks for this area, a few things are mislabeled and therefore the ratings are off... descriptions/pictures/route numbers are "off by one", so just beware... obvious 5.5 easy slab "Counter Strike" is a good point of reference....
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