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Power Dome Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Dave Daly on Nov 28, 2011
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Description 

This dome is the hallmark of Courtright and rightly so. Power Dome hosts some bold friction climbs with the occasional solution pocket for psychological comfort. A word of caution: most routes are runout like the routes in Tuolumne! Rest assured, Power Dome claims several classics: 'Welcome To Courtright' (5.10a), 'A Little Nukey' (5.9-), Eve Laeger's route 'Esto Power' (.10d) and 'Consider Me Gone', a sphincter tighting 5.10c....tough for it's grade!

Getting There 

Located in the Helms Canyon, one can spot this dome to the right from Courtright Rd. (upon entering the area).

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Power Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Power Dome:
Wichita Lineman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
A Little Nukey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 750'   
Welcome to Courtright   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Hannaramic   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 6 pitches, 700'   
The Paraclete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
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Featured Route For Power Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: To find the start of A Little Nukey (5.9), look fo...

A Little Nukey 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Power Dome
Pitch 1: (5.8) Follow a line of bolts (8 total) straight up shallow dishes and edges. After the 3rd bolt, the rock becomes more featured but the climbing is just a tad bit steeper. There is a 3 bolt belay (with rap rings) at the end of the pitch (50 meters). NOTE: A fourth bolt is located 2 feet above the belay and should be used for the next pitch opening moves.Pitch 2: (5.9-, 5 bolts) Head directly above the 1st pitch belay anchors. A few move of 5.9 are encountered in between the 2nd and 3rd ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Power Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The author enjoys an area classic, 'A Little Nukey...
The author enjoys an area classic, 'A Little Nukey...
Rock Climbing Photo: Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
Rock Climbing Photo: The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of...
The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of...
Rock Climbing Photo: dam as seen from the top of power dome
dam as seen from the top of power dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Rock Climbing Photo: On the South Face of Power Dome; this is the start...
BETA PHOTO: On the South Face of Power Dome; this is the start...
Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhat high-res image of the West Face of Power ...
BETA PHOTO: Somewhat high-res image of the West Face of Power ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Divorce Quartz
BETA PHOTO: Divorce Quartz
Rock Climbing Photo: Descent ledge to rappel anchors. I am standing nea...
Descent ledge to rappel anchors. I am standing nea...

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