BETA PHOTO: Vedauwoo Dome - pic taken from Checkerboard Wall t...
Vedauwoo Dome (pronounced “vee-duh-voo”) is to the left of the trail to Checkerboard Wall
. 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 exists, but the scramble up to it isn't that difficult. This dome offers the potential for a good short cragging experience that Checkerboard Wall
Same parking and start of approach as Checkerboard Wall
. Leave the trail in the shallow saddle to the left of the first small hill and head left. Traverse to the ill-defined gully to the right of the dome, then head up it. A non-technical way to the top of the dome can be reached by going around the rocky core of it to the right until you reach the southwest side.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Vedauwoo Dome
Unknown 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: Vedauwoo Dome as seen from the West parking area.
By Aaron Hobson
From: Las Cruces, NM
Apr 24, 2007
This dome did not have a name as far as Charlie and I could determine. Charlie opted to dub it "Vedauwoo Dome" for the two large-cracks we climbed which reminded him of the northern climbing area. If anyone has information, please speak up.