Elevation: 6,785 ft
GPS: 31.935, -109.991 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tony B on Nov 12, 2002 with improvements by Squee G Roll
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Westworld Dome is a huge granite dome in the West Stronghold. From the end of Forest Road 687, it is the dominant feature on the right hand side of the left drainage. This 600' rock holds several good lines, including the classic Warpaint.

The rock on Westworld Dome is mostly good, but you better have the right shoes on. The face is slabbing in most places, barely low enough to call a slab in many others, and even overhanging in some. Westworld Dome is a fairly long approach, so plan on doing a long route while you are there, to make it worthwhile.

To descend from any of the top-out routes, rap either Dreamscape Buttress or Warpaint on 2 ropes.60M ropes are ok, 50M uncertain.

Getting There

From the popular parking and camping area at the end of Forest Road 687 there are a mess of trails. Some of them lead to the East Stronghold. Instead of these, find a trail which takes you North from the end of the road, in the leftmost of the two drainages. Follow this for 30 minutes (perhaps 2 miles) to a big old Cypress tree, from where cairns lead up and right to the dome. The trail here is faint and brushy in spots, but if you keep your eye on the dome, you'll make it there eventually, even if you depart from the trail.This dome is further up the drainage and across from the more popular Whale Dome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Westworld Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Dreamscape Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Dustdevils
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 145
Warpaint
Trad 5 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Ringtail Arete
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dreamscape Buttress
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Dustdevils
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Warpaint
 145
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Ringtail Arete
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Coati Corner
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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