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The Little Dome

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The Little Dome Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Darrin Stein on Jan 7, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Little Dome from the Sunshine Wall.

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The little brother/sister to The Dome with the same type of Crack, Friction, and Face climbing.....just shorter.

Getting There 

There are multiple ways to get here, but I am only giving the most direct route from Denver. Head West on US 285 to Pine Junction then turn South towards Pine/Deckers on 126 Rd. Not too far past Pine you will come upon FR 96 where you will turn Left (East/North East). After you turn you will see the impressive Cathedral Spires area and start drooling. Continue approx. three miles to a turn out on the left. Just to the South of the turn out is the Chicken Boulder Crag and to the North are the Angle Iron Slabs. Look for the trail and start walking. Once The Little Dome becomes visible, look for a trail that heads North.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

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Rock Climbing Photo: On top of the flake after the crux lieback.

Arching Way 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  CO : South Platte : ... : The Little Dome
A very nice, long, moderate climb. There is a system of cracks right in the middle of the rock and this one is on the left side of that system. There is one bolt, just above the crack as it angles to the left. It is very old and I don't think it's really needed. At least it was there when I climbed it a few years back. Use the bolt, but don't be fooled into starting on the face. Just keep moving along the crack till you get to the rap slings about 130' from the deck. Easy 5th class climbi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 22, 2002
Anybody been up here since 2/1/02? Is there signs posted about the closure? Is this one included? Any info would be appreciatted! If I don't hear, I'll let you all know what I see soon...
By Joe Keyser
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Apr 15, 2002
Little Dome is closed, we drove by there this weekend, and they have signs posting the whole area as closed. So, it appears that the entire Spires/Dome area is done until the end of July...
By Buff Johnson
Jan 19, 2006
One tip, there is a fork in the trail, one way goes to the ridge leading up to the Dome area; the other to the Sunshine Wall. If you want to go to the Little Dome/Dome, don't take the trail fork going right. Our thinking had us cut through a gully and end up fighting a boulder field all the way. Man that sucked.

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