Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Hammer Dome

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Gemini Cracks T 
Sea of Holes T 
Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun S 
Smoke Screen T 
Squeaks of Gold T,S 
Wings and Stings T 

Hammer Dome Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 38.49188, -120.22803 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 8,752
Administrators: John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Hammer Dome, approach beta


This is the smaller dome, north of Calaveras Dome.

Watch out for poison oak.

Getting There 

Walk the aqueduct west to the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Calaveras Domes area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hammer Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hammer Dome:
Wings and Stings   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Gemini Cracks   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Sea of Holes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Smoke Screen   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Squeaks of Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Hammer Dome

Featured Route For Hammer Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Grieger nears the anchor following one of the...

Wings and Stings 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Central Sierra : ... : Hammer Dome
This route climbs the obvious right-leaning, right facing corner, to the right of "Gemini Cracks".Wander up a bushy ramp to a broken area beneath the main corner. Climb a pitch to the base of the leaning corner and belay. Follow the corner to a belay below a roof (5.7). A 5.6 pitch leads right, around the roof and up to a belay. Rappel....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Hammer Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Hammer Dome- Jay Smith Topo
BETA PHOTO: Hammer Dome- Jay Smith Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sea of Holes- Jay Smith Topo
BETA PHOTO: Sea of Holes- Jay Smith Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: 215
Rock Climbing Photo: 214
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.

Comments on Hammer Dome Add Comment
Show which comments
By WadeM
Nov 3, 2014
Snowed about a foot in Tahoe the day before I climbed here. Hammer was 99% dry and could see Kirkwood loaded with snow

This thing bakes in the sun! Perfect for winter

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!