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Hammer Dome Rock Climbing 

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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

For the Calaveras Dome Area 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'   
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Featured Route For Hammer Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: caughtinside ponders the second pitch crux on Smok...

Smoke Screen 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Central Sierra : ... : Hammer Dome
This quality route climbs through the face and cracks right of Gemini Cracks. The line begins in an arching crack and flake system that leads to a clean friction slab peppered with thin knobs. The route takes the thin crack right of Gemini and continues above for two more pitches. P1: Climb through a right-arching series of flakes and cracks. Pull onto the face above as the arch system peters out. Climb past 2 bolts to a bolted anchor. P2: Friction and knob climbing on a steep face. A fun and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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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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