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Lankin Dome Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: bob branscomb on Mar 18, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Looking west at Lankin Dome

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  • Description 

    This is the high granite dome/peak seen to the north from the highway between Jeffrey City and Muddy Gap.
    South side usually always sunny. Best climbing time in late spring/early Summer and Fall. Can be very, very windy. Incredible rock quality...granite. Wow. Very secluded, hour approach from any direction.

    Getting There 

    Can go in through Lankin Gap, but this is closed in March-June for grazing. Can be very wet, 4WDish in spots.
    I prefer to approach from Agate Flat Road to the west. This way is open year round, except of course when it's drifted in with snow. Did I forget to tell you about winter out here? As in driving to Prudhoe Bay in February? Anyway,this road heads north from the highway between Jeffrey City and Muddy Gap. Drive to the second cattle grate past the Sweetwater River bridge, turn right and drive up the fence line on a sandy track that goes out left after a few hundred feet, heading toward a gap between the hills. Go through a gate and across a little swamp. Drive east to the second "road" that goes right, usually very beaten down by cattle with a salt lick here. Wander out this scratch in the dirt, can be a bit on the 4WD edge. Go to a patch of trees at the base of the hill west of Lankin Dome above. This is Nolan Pocket. Park here. Hike up slabs and stuff to the gap below the descent route on the west side. Walk down the gulch paralleling the south face, something of a trail here. Keep going until you see the big crack system splitting the center of the south side (Tree Route). Probably don't need 4WD to get in, Ed and I have gotten around out there in his little Mazda just fine and the sound of sagebrush and small stones rubbing the bottom of the truck is actually rather soothing. But, high clearance is pretty nice.
    Takes about 45 mins to 1 hour to get from the car to the Tree Route, or so it seems.

    Climbing Season

    For the All Locations area.

    Weather station 5.6 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Lankin Dome

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lankin Dome:
    Sky Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
    Tree Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
    Star Jumper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 6 pitches, 700'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Lankin Dome

    Featured Route For Lankin Dome
    Rock Climbing Photo: Great granite on the first pitch.

    Star Jumper 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  WY : Sweetwater Rocks : Lankin Dome
    If you enjoy moderate granite slab climbing, you'll love this obscure gem! There is an excellent topo of the route in Collins & White's Lander Rock guide. The climbing is generally moderate with some more difficult (5.9) slab climbing coming on the 4th and 5th pitches. Descend by walking off to the west down the Cowboy Route. (This could be very dangerous if wet!)...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

    Photos of Lankin Dome Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lankin Dome from the northeast.
    Lankin Dome from the northeast.
    Rock Climbing Photo: South face Lankin Dome
    South face Lankin Dome
    Rock Climbing Photo: Kimberly enjoying the summit pool!
    Kimberly enjoying the summit pool!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Watch out for these critters!
    Watch out for these critters!
    Rock Climbing Photo: A really nice spot. Lankin Dome behind.
    A really nice spot. Lankin Dome behind.

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