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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!
Located in the Helms Canyon, one can spot this dome to the right from Courtright Rd. (upon entering the area).
6 Total Routes
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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 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 750'
Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
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A Little Nukey 5.9- 5c 17 VI 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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