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Location: 40.0072, -105.4043 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Upper and Lower Dream Canyon

Modified from origin...

  • Access via Boulder Falls closed MORE INFO >>>
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  • Description 

    This particular smaller rock lies to the R of Wall of Winter Warmth (obvious taller crag in the area) and across the stream from Plotinus Wall on a hillside with various enticing rocks. This entry was made to help organize the Lower Dream Canyon area.

    L->R:

    A. Big Sky Corner, 12+, 1p, 90', bolts.
    B. Big Sky Arete, 11+, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    C. Sweetest Taboo, 10+ R, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    D. Mine All Mine, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Refer to directions noted in Lower Dream Canyon. Park at Boulder Falls, hike up to the hole up & L of the Falls, drop down to water level. There are single bolts set for an exciting Tyrolean but it may be best to climb during low water of fall, winter, or early spring when you can hop across on boulders or wade more manageable currents. The access trail is faint and less obvious during greener times of the year.

    Another approach is from the Upper Dream Canyon parking lot. From the left side of the lot look downhill and follow cairns leading towards Boulder Canyon, skirting a shack with a decrepit outhouse on the left. Weave your way down to the impressive Big Sky routes, then on down to Mine All Mine. Watch out for private property.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.9 miles from here

    4 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pin Dome:
    Big Sky Corner   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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    Featured Route For Pin Dome
    The Big Sky Corner area.

    Big Sky Corner 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Pin Dome
    The Big Sky Corner is the free version of the route Pin Job in Rossiter's Boulder Canyon guide, page 117, route 24. This is one of the best sport routes in Boulder Canyon and one best technical stemming pitches anywhere. Climb up a groove past three bolt gaining a large ledge. Clip a bolt and traverse right gainging a small ledge. Here were the fun begins. Make a series of technical moves up a steep face to a horizontal crack, make a hard move to gain the corner proper and begin forty feet of te...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Local Information for Pin Dome
    Photos of Pin Dome Slideshow Add Photo
    Pin Dome as seen from across the canyon at Plotinus Wall. <br /> <br />Photo by Vaino Kodas; used with permission.
    BETA PHOTO: Pin Dome as seen from across the canyon at Plotinu...
    The Big Sky Corner area.
    The Big Sky Corner area.

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    By Jason Haas
    From: Broomfield, CO
    Nov 13, 2008
    • *IMPORTANT ACCESS INFO**

    This is on private land and is closed to climbing. No tresspassing signs abound.