BETA PHOTO: Split Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
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.
Fun bolt protected and mixed climbs on south facing rock include Bike Across America (5.10c), Strip Search (5.10c), and Turtle Vein (5.8). A very good mixed route on the west face is Desert Sky (aka Environment-Oil President)
(5.11a). An excellent overhanging crack on the east face is Cleared For Takeoff
Split Dome is easily seen from the Split Rocks parking area.
Climbing Season For the Split Rocks area.
Weather station 8.5 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Split Dome
Bumpy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Split Dome
An easy start leads to a high first bolt after which the climbing is sustained and well protected. Good moves on unusal rock make this a fun route to do when in the area.The minimal approach and somewhat novel rock make this a route to seek out. One star out of five....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Climbers on "Worthy of It. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Split Dome area. Photo by Blitzo.