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Trapper Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 37.10294, -118.98847 View Map  Incorrect?
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Trapper Dome, Courtright Reservoir


Trapper Dome has a high density of climbs ranging from 5.4 to 5.12 (or higher) and is only 10 minutes from the road. Due to its rock quality, ease of access, climb density, and range of grades; this is one of the few areas at Courtright where you might actually run into other people. The dome offers bolted slab routes and high quality cracks. There are also several multi-pitch (2 or 3 pitch)climbs for those interested in a little more adventure.

Getting There 

Just before you reach Trapper Springs Campground on the west side of the lake, you'll see several pull outs that can accommodate 1 or 2 cars. Park your car and head up hill to the west toward the left (south) side of the dome. The first climbs are about 10 minutes from the road. This dome is an easy walk if you happen to be staying in the campground.

Climbing Season

For the Courtright Reservoir area.

Weather station 15.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Trapper Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Trapper Dome:
Four Play   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sex Wall
Zyzzyx   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Trapper Dome, South Face : South Face, Lower Tier
Nosferatu   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 95'   Trapper Dome, South Face : South Face, Upper Tier
Carson-Kodas Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'   Trapper Dome, South Face : South Face, Upper Tier
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kris Solem going for it on Carson-Kodas Arete (5.1...

Carson-Kodas Arete 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face, Upper Tier
A Brief History of 'Carson-Kodas'....In July 1987, when they put up this route, Ron Carson and Vaino Kodas were two of the best and boldest climbers in the area. Ron's routes on Dome Rock (Carsonoma and Chemotherapy, etc.) are legendary 5.12+ power slabs. By this time he had also led "The Dark Side" (5.12 R/X) on Voodoo Dome, and he would go on to complete the amazing "Titanic" in The Needles with Tony Yaniro and Brett Maurer. Vaino Kodas, one of the Estonians (along with Eve Laeger) of the Powe...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Trapper Dome, Dogtooth Peak behind. Telephoto imag...
Trapper Dome, Dogtooth Peak behind. Telephoto imag...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave rapping off of Trapper Dome, photo by Callie ...
Dave rapping off of Trapper Dome, photo by Callie ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from Trapper Dome, Courtright Reservoir
The view from Trapper Dome, Courtright Reservoir

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