Olympic Dome is simply one of the best crags on Queen Mountain, featuring excellent rock and high quality routes. You will find both steep, hard face routes such as Black Diamond (12a) and Red Cross (12a/b), as well as fine crack routes Icon (5.10c) and The Bloodline (12a). Most routes face south or southwest and are sunny most of the day.
Make your initial approach as per the Happy Hunting Ground area (Frontier Wall, etc), but continue north along the main wash until it begins to veer a bit to the northwest and become a bit rocky. At this point, you should head right (east) into a tributary wash that opens up and eventually angles a bit to the northeast. Where this wash finally takes a distinct right turn (east-south-east) you will see Olympic Dome pretty much straight ahead (to the northeast); it is the right-most and higher formation on the hillside.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Olympic Dome:
Icon 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Jamaican Bobsled 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
The Bloodline 5.12a Trad, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Black Diamond 5.12a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
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Icon 5.10c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Olympic Dome
This clean, steep, somewhat right leaning crack would be crowded every day of the season if it were located closer to the masses. It is located on the steep southeast face of Olympic Dome just right of Black Diamond (5.12a); to get to the base of the route, some "Class 3" climbing is necessary.Though the crack appears fairly wide in spots, it has no dreaded offwidth sections and is an excellent route....[more] Browse More Classics in CA