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North Astro Dome - Northeast Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Astronomical T 
Astroturf T 
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) T 
Go Figure T 
Gunslinger T 
In Search of Hush Puppies T 
Nevermore TR 
Repo Man (aka Power Fingers) T 
Throat Warbler Mangrove  T 
Unknown Soldier T 
Zion Train T 

North Astro Dome - Northeast Face  


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 34.03886, -116.14762 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
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Description 

Large, imposing and fairly steep with mostly excellent rock, the North Astro Dome has a dozen or so routes from 5.7 to 5.12 with the better quality lines in the 5.10 and up range. Routes range in length from one to four pitches and descent is made by rappeling from one of several sets of anchors atop the formation.

Some of the better routes here include Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) (5.10b R), Astroturf (5.10d), Unknown Soldier (5.11b), Repo Man (5.12a R) and the Gunslinger (5.12a/b).

Routes from left to right:

In Search of Hush Puppies (5.7 R/X)
A Bolt, A Sling, Just do that Thing (5.10c R)
Throat Warbler Mangrove (5.9 R)
Nevermore (5.10b TR)
Zion Train (5.10d)
Astronomical (5.10d)
Repo Man (aka Power Fingers) (5.12a R)
Astroturf (5.10d)
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) (5.10b R)
Go Figure (5.10b R)
Gunslinger (5.12a/b)
Unknown Soldier (5.11b)
The Unknown Route (5.10a R)

Getting There 

See The Astro Domes page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.3 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Astro Dome - Northeast Face:
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Astroturf   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Unknown Soldier   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Gunslinger   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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