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The Dome

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Andy's T 
Arete Direct T 
Bye Bye T 
C'est Le Pied T 
C'est... Variation T 
Chim Chimney T 
Drive by Truckers S 
Fancy Free T,S 
Handy Andy S 
Just Say NO to Bolts T 
Lower Corner T 
Steel Your Face T,S 
Sweet Spot T,S 

The Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 39.57073, -106.11763 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: griz on Dec 22, 2012
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This is an excellent, south-facing 'little sister' to the Wichita Wall with great rock and easy access. From the parking area, it's easy to spy the wall down and right of the looming Wichita Wall. It has a bit of a shorter approach, yet it is not necessarily an easier crag to get to. It has a fun mix of bolted, MIXED and trad lines. The rock is quality gneiss with slab, face, and roof lines. This is another great Summit County crag with the most trad/mixed lines in the 10 Mile Canyon!

Currently under rehab, this wall will provide some safer cragging with modern anchors and fewer mega-runouts (not that there is anything wrong with a few good runouts!).

Per Drew Spaulding: This is the most easily accessed crag in 10-Mile Canyon. The rock quality is superb, and there are some high quality routes to be climbed! Its southern exposure offers excellent opportunity to climb in the spring, summer, and fall (unless choked with snow...). There are many facets and many different variations to climb. There are mostly low-angled moderates, but there are also a few steep climbs too....

Eds. note, this is a combination of submissions. This crag has been called Sunshine Dome and Ding Dong Dome as well. Griz's entry was actually from August 2012 and was incorrectly deleted. My bad, LP.


A. Left Arete, 6.
B? Elvis Loves Twinkies, 7 R/X.
C. Bye, Bye, 9- R, 1p, 125', gear.
D. Drive by Truckers, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Handy Andy, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
F. Andy's, 7, 1-2p, 170', gear.
G1. C'est... Variation, 7, 2p, gear.
G2. C'est Le Pied, 7, 1p, 200', gear.
H. Sweet Spot, 7, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
I1. Just Say NO to Bolts, 10+, 1p, gear.
I2. CBU, 8, 2p, 100', bolts & gear.
I3? CBU Variation 1, 8 A4.
I4? CBU Variation 2, 10,
J. Lower Corner, 7, 1p, 200', gear.
K. Chim Chimney, 6, 1p, 180', gear.
L? Face Left, 7, TR?
M. Steel Your Face, 7, 1p, 200', bolts & gear.
N. Arete Direct, 8 PG-13, 1p, 200', gear.
O. Fancy Free, 11-, 1p, 125', gear & bolts.
PO. Just Enough Slack, 10+, 1p, gear & bolts.

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Getting There 

Park as per the Wichita Wall. From the Frisco exit 201 on I-70, ride the shoulder for approximately 0.3 miles and pulloff into a small grassy pull-out. The trail forks right after @ 100' and trends up right to this base of the wall. The trail and base areas need some love. The signage is soon to be in place. You'll know you're in the right spot when you see the wooden signs on the old wood power-pole "stumps" at the parking area. It has a 5 minute approach, follow sign/cairns to the wall. The West Wall is reached via 4th class slabs. Staying on the trail leads to the Lower Corner, Chimney, and routes on the East Wall.

Per Drew Spaulding: Driving west on I-70, 1/4 mile past the "Main Street" exit at Frisco, The Dome is the 1st major crag just above the highway. Pull off the highway and park in the tall grass just below the Dome. The Dome sits down and left of the Witchita Wall. A quick 1-2 minute approach up the trail brings you to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dome:
C'est Le Pied   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Andy's   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Sweet Spot   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
CBU   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Handy Andy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Drive by Truckers   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For The Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy, P1. Either side at roof.  There's a bolt the...

Andy's 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : 10 Mile Canyon : The Dome
This is the third route on the West Wall, from the left side of the Dome, on the upper ledge. Great face/slab climbing leads up through a V-notch roof to a spacious ledge with anchors. Begin in a broken arch following a discontinuous seam that ends. Head up the slab to the roof and pull it to the right or left (easier) to a 2-bolt anchor on the ledgeA "second pitch" heads up a natural seam/crack that goes at 5.4 PG-13, to an upper set of anchors. This is a great single-pitch line when combined...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pull onto the grass just before this 65 mph sign, ...
BETA PHOTO: Pull onto the grass just before this 65 mph sign, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Dome from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the Dome from the parking area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Iphone photo from the car.
Iphone photo from the car.

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