Elevation: 4,272 ft
GPS: 33.966, -116.087 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Donno on Jun 2, 2003
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Salamanizer Ski, Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Lava Dome is a dark brown, ragged-looking, formation that sits at the southern end of the Towers of Uncertainty. It's not dome-like at all, it's actually steep on the north and west sides and has the look of frozen lava shooting up. The north side has 3 obvious cracks, while the west face is pretty smooth.

Getting There

Once in the Towers of Uncertainty area, walk west from Crow's Next to Reef Rock with it's distinctive flat north face (many horizontal cracks). Just west of Reef Rock, head south in a river bed of soft sand. This is a cool walk. Snake past various close formations, heading south, until Lava Dome shows up on your left. It's one of the southernmost formations in this area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lava Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 21
Lava Lamp
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
But Fear Itself
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Mauna Loa
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Kona
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Mauna Kea
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lava Lamp
 21
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
But Fear Itself
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mauna Loa
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Kona
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Mauna Kea
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hot Flashes
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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