Just left of the more popular Northeast Face is this large expanse of rock which tapers off towards the south. Half a dozen or so routes are located here but few of them see anywhere a fraction of the ascents the more popular lines elsewhere on the Astro Domes see. Primal Flake (5.9+), Strike It Rich (5.10a) and Naked Singularity (5.11c) are some of the better lines here.
See The Astro Domes page for detailed approach information.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Astro Dome - East Face:
Hex Marks the Poot 5.8 Trad, 2 pitches, 120 feet
Let's Fuck the Crack Whore 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For South Astro Dome - East Face
Hex Marks the Poot 5.8 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Astro Dome - East Fac...
Hex Marks the Poot is an incredibly obvious crack (when standing near the Don Juan boulder) on a series of blocks leaning against the South Astro Dome. It is just left of the sheer northeast face of this formation. Climb up the hand and fist crack past a horizontal rail, and then enter the off-width. Left side in, right side smearing on the face will get you up it. It's very fun but gym rats and posers will complain. Continue to a nice alcove with weird horns to sling and belay, or continue up ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA