Prelude to King Kong
BETA PHOTO: Routes on The Dome:
1. Prelude to King Kong
P1: Start at the top of the large ramp on the left end of the Dome. Follow a left-facing dihedral to a thin crack (crux) and belay on a ramp at the bottom left of the "A" shaped roof.
P2: Continue with Gorilla's Delight, 5.9+, (yellow) straight up from the belay, or hook left around the roof to a nice 5.7 hand and fist crack.
Descent: walkoff to the left side of the Dome.
Standard Rack, #3-4 Friend for P2 (7 variation).
Dan Mottinger at the crux--Sept 15.
The "Yote" slides easily past the crux.
|Comments on Prelude to King Kong
|By Kirill Kireyev|
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 3, 2005
Near the top, don't use the sloping block on the left - stick to the dihedral on the right - keeps the level more consistent.
|By max seigal|
Jan 11, 2008
As of 1-4-08 there is a fixed #0.5 Camalot on the second pitch...an ice storm was moving in and my partner was unable to get it out in time, so we bailed.
|By Phil Lauffen|
From: The Bubble
Oct 13, 2008
I really like this climb. Maybe not as classic as The Owl, but an exciting finger crack problem, with bomber gear placements the entire way. Since I'm not that good, I took the 5.7 crack to the left of Gorilla's Delight and found a sweet sequence of jams. The Dome surely possesses quite a few gems. GET DOME!
|By Chris Plesko|
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 27, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
More or less a one move wonder, but it protects well and it's tricky to read onsight. Definitely worth climbing if you're at the Dome.