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Penstemon Dome

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Penstemon Dome 


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Elevation: 8,200'
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Submitted By: John Knight on Nov 30, 2011
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Description 

Penstemon Dome has a variety of bolted and traditionally protected routes from 5.5 to 5.12. The clean rock, height of the dome, and variety of grades; make this dome a "mandatory" destination for those visiting Courtright.


Getting There 

From the Maxon Parking lot, head down the 4WD trail until you see the creek on your right. Follow the creek upstream a few minutes then cross over and head uphill toward the southwest face of the dome. You can orient yourself by a large evergreen (pine?) tree that is directly in front of the dome. Most of the climbing routes are accessed by climbing the short 5.8 crack that is to the left of the tree. Access to the dome takes about 20 to 30 minutes.


Climbing Season


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Penstemon Dome:
Captain America   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Penstemon Dome
Steve works past last bolt to Rope a Dope anchors. Photo by JustinP

No Zukes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Penstemon Dome
Pitch 1: 3 possibilities. a) Direct start up easy crack to ledge below overhanging offwidth. Thrash up awkward offwidth or hump the nose. 5.10b. b) Direct start up same easy crack to ledge then traverse left at ledge and back around to crack to bolted anchors. 5.7. c) Use the 1st pitch of Captain America, work right at small ledge to same bolted anchors as above, above offwidth/nose. Recommended, 5.8, ~ 100'Pitch 2: Work 5.7 left facing dihedral system with some off width until you can step rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climbers on Rope-a-Dope on Penstemon Dome
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Penstemon Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Penstemon Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Penstemon Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Penstemon Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Evening light.
Evening light.
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