BETA PHOTO: From the Geology overlook walk to the NW shoulder ...
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!
Located in the Helms Canyon, one can spot this dome to the right from Courtright Rd. (upon entering the area).
Weather station 13.6 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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A Little Nukey 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c 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
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Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
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Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
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