One of the largest formations in the City of Rocks, Steinfell's Dome, AKA Chinaman's Head, has 10 routes of length. The granite here is slabbier than most of City of Rocks granite but it still has features. The routes are on the East, South, and West faces.
Steinfell's Dome is east of Granite Mountain Peak, the highest peak on the ridge. From City of Rocks Road, take Circle Creek Overlook Road to it's end. Then take the trail that heads north, aiming for the obviously large formation of Steinfell's. When one reaches Steinfells, pick your face and take the soft trail to your climb.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Steinfell's Dome:
Theater of Shadows 5.7 Sport, 4 pitches, 500 feet
Sinocranium 5.8 Sport, 7 pitches, 650 feet, Grade II
Featured Route For Steinfell's Dome
Southern Arches 5.8+ ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome
When looking at a topo photo of Steinfell's Dome, the Southern Arches route is likely to stick out the most because it goes from the toe of the dome to the summit in a nice, direct line. The climbing is adventurous with only one old button head bolt as the only fixed gear on the route and easy but run-out slab climbing on the first pitch. Be prepared to do a fair bit of route finding and build your own anchors. This is a fun and rewarding outing on one of the City's most prominent formations. To...[more] Browse More Classics in ID