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Routes in Steinfell's Dome

Felspfeiler S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Old School, New School T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Orange Corner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sinocranium S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southeast Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southern Arches T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Theater of Shadows S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Description [Suggest Change]

One of the largest formations in the City of Rocks, Steinfell's Dome, AKA Chinaman's Head, has 10 routes of length. The granite here is slabbier than most of City of Rocks granite but it still has features. The routes are on the East, South, and West faces.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Steinfell's Dome is east of Granite Mountain Peak, the highest peak on the ridge. From City of Rocks Road, take Circle Creek Overlook Road to it's end. Then take the trail that heads north, aiming for the obviously large formation of Steinfell's. When one reaches Steinfells, pick your face and take the soft trail to your climb.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Steinfell's 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
 345
Theater of Shadows
Sport 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 219
Sinocranium
Sport 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Southeast Face
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Southern Arches
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Theater of Shadows
 345
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 4 pitches
Sinocranium
 219
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 7 pitches
Southeast Face
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Southern Arches
 9
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
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Adam Hammershoi
Hartford, CT
Adam Hammershoi   Hartford, CT
Anyone know of the closest campsite to Steiffel's Dome? Mar 22, 2017
If you don't have access to a rope to rappel off of the dome you can down climb the rappel gully. The first pitch, the higher of the two pitches, probably goes at 5.4-5.5 rating. The second pitch, the lower pitch, has a 10 foot section right after the lower rappel anchors station that probably goes at 5.6-5.7 rating. After that, you can walk off the last 50ish feet. Jul 5, 2017

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