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North Astro Dome - Southwest Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chute to Kill S 
Deliver Us from Evil T 
Godsend S 
Hush Puppies T 
Lead Us Not Into Temptation S 
Let Your Freak Flag Fly S 
Life's a Pitch S 

North Astro Dome - Southwest Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.03859, -116.14801 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 

Although seldom visited the backside of the popular North Astro Dome can be a good spot to escape the crowds and climb in warmth when the other side is too cold or crowded. The climbing here is characterized by steep slab climbing on fairly good quality tan rock. Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9), Chute to Kill (5.10c) and Life's a Pitch (5.12a) are amongst the better lines here.

Routes from left to right:

Let Your Freak Flag Fly (5.7)
Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9)
Godsend (5.10b TR)
Life's a Pitch (5.12a)
Chute to Kill (5.10c)
Deliver Us from Evil (5.8 R)
Hush Puppies (5.6)

Getting There 

Starting from the base of North Astro Dome - Northeast Face circle right around the north side of the dome over increasingly rocky terrain until you can chimney/stem up a prominent rocky gully (4th class/easy 5th) to reach the base of this wall.

Climbing Season

For the North Astro Dome area.

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Astro Dome - Southwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Astro Dome - Southwest Face:
Let Your Freak Flag Fly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Lead Us Not Into Temptation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Godsend   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Chute to Kill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Apr 3, 2010
Godsend was established, chopped, and has now been re-established once again as a lead;...it is an excellent climb.
By RTM
Apr 4, 2010
Let Your Freak Flag Fly. FA: Brent Webster

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