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Split Dome is the large mass of rock adjacent to the Split Rocks parking area. It is divided by a conspicuous east-west gully. There are huge boulders that surround Split Dome proper and several of them have established routes (e.g. The Popsicle). Virtually all of the climbs require anchors and the descents are walkoffs.
Split Dome is easily seen from the Split Rocks parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Split Dome:
Gynogroove 5.6 PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
C.C. Takes San Jose 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
C-Section 5.9 PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
In And Out 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Cleared For Takeoff 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Featured Route For Split Dome
Gynogroove 5.6 PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Split Dome
This fun, easy chimney/offwidth climbs the outside of the first crack / chimney to the right of the Big Boy / In and Out alcove. It is the chimney to the left of Bumpy. It has likely been climbed several times over the years due to its stunning visual appearance from the parking lot. In fact I may have soloed it in approach shoes about 20 years ago. Can't really remember. Senility has taken its toll. Due to the wavy nature of the rock, wide techniques are only needed in a very short section near...[more] Browse More Classics in CA