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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 doesn't offer.
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.
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Dirty Diapers 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : ... : Vedauwoo Dome
A clean face-climbing route next to Putain with sustained and steep climbing on small crimps and side-pulls. The rock is better-than-average quality for this area and despite the routes short length, it is worth an attempt. The climb starts off with a few moderate moves past a diagonal crack. Two cruxes, a powerful one at mid-length, and a balancy one near the top complete the climb....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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