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Little Dome Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,740'
Location: 30.5018, -98.8237 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Little Dome (also known as Little Rock on many maps) is the smaller of the two prominent domes at Enchanted Rock. It sits to the southwest of the Main Dome, and rises up behind the campsites on the north side of the park road. There is very little climbing on the actual dome itself - most of the climbing areas are scattered boulders that sit either on the dome itself, or slightly off the dome along the Loop Trail. Consequently, Little Dome sees a lot less traffic than its larger neighbor. Climbing areas include the Kingdom of Zilch located on the dome behind the camp sites; the Carnivore, Loop, and Lizardhead Boulders located just west of the dome; Shuttle Rocks (Morning Veranda) on the west side of the dome; and the Sopwhip Boulders and the Frog on the east side of the dome in Echo Canyon. The routes are all short, single pitch lines. Most are trad, with an occasional difficult bolted line. Some of these routes are among the most difficult in the park.

Getting There 

Because the Little Dome climbing is so spread out, there are a number of different approaches and options. To reach the top of the little dome, either scramble up from behind the many campsites on the north side of the road, or break left from the Echo Canyon trail and scramble up the dome. To reach the Frog and Sopwhip boulders, continue down the Echo Canyon trail and look for the red climber's trail to the left. The Kingdom of Zilch area is found behind campsite numbers 40 to 46. To reach the climbing areas west of the dome, follow the park road past the campsites to the turn around on the western end. Pick up the loop trail here and follow it around the west side of the dome.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

88 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',12],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',29],['V2-3',18],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Dome:
Flathead Direct   V0- 4-     Boulder, 10'   Carnivore Boulders
Layback Flake 101   V0- 4-     Boulder, 20'   BURB's II Boulders
Breaking Out   V0+ 4+     Trad, Boulder, 20'   Kingdom of Zilch : Lower Balcony
A Swimming Pool With No Bodies   V1+ 5     Boulder, 7'   Kingdom of Zilch : Injury Wall
Zanzibar   V2+ 5+     Boulder   Kingdom of Zilch : Sci-Fi wall
egg head   V4- 6B     Boulder, 17'   Carnivore Boulders
Chimney Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Kingdom of Zilch : Sci-Fi wall
Texas Treescent   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 50'   Kingdom of Zilch : Ziltch Wall
Solo (aka. the Learning Curve)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Kingdom of Zilch : Solo Boulder
Raw Meat   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Carnivore Boulders
Pumper Number 9   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 25'   Lizardhead Boulders
Innominant   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Kingdom of Zilch : Sci-Fi wall
Top Choice   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Carnivore Boulders
Little Friskies   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 30'   Carnivore Boulders
Scrambled Egg Sandwich   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 25'   Kingdom of Zilch : the Kingdom
Gilory's Gully   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Lizardhead Boulders
High Octane   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   Carnivore Boulders
False Determination   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 50'   Kingdom of Zilch : Ziltch Wall
Road to Nowhere   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   Kingdom of Zilch : Solo Boulder
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X     Trad, 40'   Kingdom of Zilch : Acid Boulder
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