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Power Dome 

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Submitted By: Dave Daly on Nov 28, 2011
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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).

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Power Dome:
A Little Nukey   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 750'   
Welcome to Courtright   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Looking down at the belay from above the steep section on pitch 2.

Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Power Dome
This is a stellar route that follows a prominent black streak near the center of Power Dome. The 5.9 cruxes are well protected but there are some big runouts on 5.7 and easier terrain, making this route a bit more challenging than A Little Nukey. For approach information, see the A Little Nukey page. (Approach option #2, rapping in on the dome's left flank, is by far the best option btw).To find the start of the route look for a super obvious 90-degree angled roof/corner about 150ft up. The...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of sunlight.
The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of...
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
dam as seen from the top of power dome
dam as seen from the top of power dome
Divorce Quartz
BETA PHOTO: Divorce Quartz
On the South Face of Power Dome; this is the starts of Divorce Quartz.  Bolts are in the grey granite, starting in the "tongue" of granite in the center of the photo and staying almost straight up.  Anchors are up past the small tree.  Standard rack of cams useful to augment the bolts
BETA PHOTO: On the South Face of Power Dome; this is...
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Reservoir
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
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