Labor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Labor Dome is a trad rock with over half a dozen routes. The rock's western aspect makes it a good morning destination in the heat, or mid-day to afternoon destination in the cold.
To descend, walk some distance to the south, behind and over a boulder or two, and then down the west to some large boulders, then back north to the base of the climbs.
The approach is described coming from the main road by skirting around the Cereal Cliff:
Park in same pullout as for Watanabe Wall and Hot Tub. Walk about 75 yards down the road toward Hemmingway (west), then follow a path and obvious wash around the left edge of the Cereal Cliff. Once through some flat, rocky areas, go up and right about 75 yards to the cliff.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Labor Dome
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Labor Dome:
Featured Route For Labor Dome
A Woman's Work is Never Done 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Labor Dome
This route starts on the west face of Labor Dome, just left of center. The route climbs a short left-facing crack/corner to reach a small roof, where it traverses right (still easy) to reach a thinning crack that climbs upward and curves slightly right at the top. Climb that crack, placing gear while you can. Put your small pieces up as high and as possible and then crank the crux sequence (a tiny cam might be as high as your waist). It's good to have a few pieces, since small cams are known to ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Labor Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
By Mary Moser
Nov 25, 2011
The Joshua Tree West guidebook indicates that there is a 2-bolt anchor at the top of Working Overtime. This anchor is no longer there, so be prepared to build your own anchor. The walk off to the climber's right isn't bad at all.
By The Gray Tradster
Nov 25, 2011
The anchor was a completely unnecessary retro bolt job and deserved the chop.
There's a perfectly satisfactory crack within three feet.