The West face of the Mega Dome.
The Mega Dome is the giant rock just South of the Jackson Creek Dome
. It is more of a satellite to the larger Jackson Creek Dome
but deserves its own listing to avoid confusion. The North and South faces contain a handful of routes. Some are cracks and some are bolted faces. The formidable West face is very impressive but contains no routes.... It could have some potential, but it looks really hard.
Getting there? That is a perplexing question. I'll try to describe the approach before the chiggers and poison ivy start itching!
Basically follow the approach for Jackson Creek Dome
-Rampart Range Road, South
-Keep right as you pass the turn off for Devil's Head
-Take the next left on Jackson Creek road.
-After almost 4 miles, park where the road is blocked
(don't continue when the road turns hard right)
continue on foot along the old closed road/trail.
When you are directly across from the Jackson Creek Dome
, hang a right and start your adventure. You can't see the Mega Dome from the road, and if you are not careful, no one will ever see you again either.... Just know that it is to the right of the Jackson Creek Dome and with some determination you will find it.
From the South face of the Jackson Creek Dome
you can navigate the labyrinth of giant talus blocks to reach the base. If you are headed to the South face, you can contour across the hillside sooner to reach the right side of the Mega Dome.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Mega Dome
Mega Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: South Platte
: ... : Mega Dome
If you like squirming, this route is on the verge of awesome. There are so many reasons not to like this route, it becomes impossible not to love it. Lots of decomposing rock, lack of a true summit, and the fact that you will need to lug giant gear up the terrible trail-less approach are all evidence that effort = enjoyment.But seriously, if you own tons of big gear and you want practice on an easy squeeze chimney, this is a fun route. Stem, chimney, and squirm your way up till the chimney sp...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By Jay Eggleston
Aug 25, 2012
The hike into this rock is very overgrown. If there is a trail, we did not locate it.