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Elevation: 1,700 ft 518 m
GPS: 38.64907, -120.70669
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on May 28, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

This traditional section of Cosumnes River Gorge is a shorter version of the larger Gutenberger wall across the way. This area features cracks and face climbs from 20 - 50 feet in length that are almost all traditional routes, with some tougher top rope options available as well. Difficulty ranges from 5.1 -5.12, depending on what you're looking for. You will also find an abundance of chimneys on Bucks Bar Dome, which are all quite fun.

This is a great place to be in a hot afternoon when the areas move into the shade.

All routes can be lowered off or walked off, depending on your preference.

Getting There Suggest change

From the path directions for the area, this is the first rock that you come to down the path. As you head down the path you will come across the un-indentifiable top of the dome. You canwalk to the edge here where you will find top anchors and rappel, or you can walk around the far side (about 100 yards) and walk down the path. As the path heads down to the stream in a small gully, you will find the cracks of Buck's Bar Dome to your left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bucks Bar Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 91
Beginner's Cracks
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
The Pod
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 42
Magic Beans
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Unconquerable
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 197
Test Piece
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Live and Learn
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Squeeze Cheeze
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 202
Dinkum
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Bat Roof
Trad, TR
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Robin's Attic
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Fly or Die
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 88
Adhesion
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Bat Roof Direct
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Parmesan Prints
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 18
Fingerprint
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's Cracks Main Area
 91
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Pod Dinkum Gulley
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Magic Beans Dinkum Gulley
 42
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Unconquerable Main Area
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Test Piece Main Area
 197
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Live and Learn Great Flake
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Squeeze Cheeze Main Area
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Dinkum Dinkum Gulley
 202
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Bat Roof Main Area
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Robin's Attic Dinkum Gulley
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fly or Die Main Area
 27
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Adhesion Main Area
 88
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Bat Roof Direct Main Area
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Parmesan Prints Main Area
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Fingerprint Main Area
 18
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b TR
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