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Hammer Dome  

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 38.49188, -120.22803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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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

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['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 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'   
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Featured Route For Hammer Dome
"Gemini Cracks". Photo by Blitzo.

Gemini Cracks 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Central Sierra : ... : Hammer Dome
From below the obvious, right-leaning, parallel cracks, climb up past bushes and follow the cracks for three pitches. Rappel off....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
"Fickle Finger" crack Deer Bridge Dome
"Fickle Finger" crack Deer Bridge Dome

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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
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