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Power Dome  


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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

6 Total Routes

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

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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The Paraclete on Power Dome

The Paraclete 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Power Dome
This is a fantastic and fairly sustained route that follows a black streak to the top of Power Dome. It begins on the same ledge as Welcome to Courtright, on the far end (climber's right) of the ledge system.With a 70m rope, pitches 1 and 2, and 3 and 4 can be easily linked.Pitch 1 (5.10a, 4 bolts): Start up a short right facing feature to the first bolt 20-25 feet off the ground. Continue up small holds and friction moves to a 2 bolt anchor.Pitch 2 (5.10a, 5 bolts): Follow the black streak ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Power Dome Slideshow Add Photo
The author enjoys an area classic, 'A Little Nukey', Power Dome (5.9-)....in a pair Mountain Masters no less!
The author enjoys an area classic, 'A Little Nukey...
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Reservoir
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of sunlight.
The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of...
dam as seen from the top of power dome
dam as seen from the top of power dome
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
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...
Somewhat high-res image of the West Face of Power Dome.
BETA PHOTO: Somewhat high-res image of the West Face of Power ...
Divorce Quartz
BETA PHOTO: Divorce Quartz
Descent ledge to rappel anchors. I am standing near just up and climber's left of the 2 bolt anchor.
Descent ledge to rappel anchors. I am standing nea...

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