Granite Dome to the east of Checkerboard Wall and overlooking the Jornada. It is an ill-defined dome, broken up into several short faces and large boulders. It affords excellent views of Checkerboard Wall but in itself is not much of a destination... yet. With a little development, this dome can offer some short approaches to a number of short routes of varying difficulties. Currently no trail exsists, but the scarmble up to it isn't that difficult. This dome offers the potential for a good short cragging experience that Checkerboard Wall doesn't offer.
Same parking and approach as Checkerboard Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vedauwoo Dome:
Cultural Learnings of America 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Unknown 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches
Dirty Diapers 5.11c/d TR, 30 feet
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Unknown 5.9 NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : ... : Vedauwoo Dome
All details about this route are courtesy of Mark Grazier. Post a comment if you know something more about the history of this route. I understand that Mark found a bail sling on his P1.P1: Approach pitch to offwidth, 60 feet, 5.7ish, crack, face, biota thrash, some loose rock, good protection, good anchor stance at base of offwidth. One Star.P2: Offwidth, 30 feet 5.9ish, almost pure offwidth first 10-12 feet, bring your big stuff (Camalot 4, 4.5, 5), slightly less than vertical, ugly start b...[more] Browse More Classics in NM