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The Northeast Face is literally packed with multi-star routes and as such is very popular with climbers throughout the season. The routes here range from 5.8+ to 5.13a (most are 5.10 and up) and vary from one to two pitches in length with mostly face climbs and the odd crack route. Descent is usually made via rappel from one of several anchors atop the formation.
See The Astro Domes page for detailed approach information.
14 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Astro Dome - Northeast Face:
Breakfast of Champions 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
My Laundry 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Solid Gold 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Piggle Pugg 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Such a Savage 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Middle Age Crisis 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Middle Age Crazy 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 190'
Featured Route For South Astro Dome - Northeast Face
Solid Gold 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Astro Dome - Northeas...
What a great route! This classic route takes a magnificent line up the northeast face of the South Astro Dome in two great pitches. Well worth the thirty minute walk and potential wait if others are already on it. Be advised that this wall can be extremely cold in the winter months.Start down and right from the highpoint of some blocks stacked against the face (roughly 75') at a prominent gold streak. P1) Climb the steep gold streak past 6 bolts and many sharp edges to a belay on a ledge ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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