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Elevation: 5,790 ft 1,765 m
GPS: 40.0139, -105.30787
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Description Suggest change

Being very close to Boulder and south-facing make this a popular rock. It is a good crag for winter days. It's a huge slab, with lots of cuts and cracks to run up. No top-roping or sport climbs are here, but then many fun, multi-pitch climbs are great for beginner leaders. Access off the top is via scrambling down either the east or west.

L->R the starts are:

A. Evening Stroll, 10+ R, 2p, 140', gear.

B. Overlooked Groove, 3, 1p, 70', gear.

C. Left Edge, 7, 2p, 200', gear.

D. Black Plague, 10+ R, 1p, 50', gear.

E. Pinnacle, 10- or 10+, 1p, 70', gear.

F. Prelude to King Kong, 9, 1p, 110', gear.

G. Super Squeeze, 11-, 2p, 200', gear.

H. Umph Slot, 10+, 2p, 200', gear.

I. The Owl, 7, 2-3p, 200', gear.

J1. The Owl Direct , 10 PG-13, 2p, gear.

J2. Direct, 10+ R, 2p, 200', gear.

K. Cozyhang, 7+, 2-3p, 200', gear.

L. East of the Sun, 7, 2p, 200', gear.

M. East Slab, 6, 1-2p, 200', gear.

N. East Slab East, 6, 1-2p, 200', gear

O. E of East Slab East, 7, 1p, gear.

P. East Face, Far Right, 7, 1p, 70', gear.

Q. East Face, Farthest Right, 7, 1p, 100', gear.

These routes start above the ground:

AA. Gorilla's 105760317Delight, 9, 1p, 100', gear.

BB. Familiar Face?, 10 R, 1p, gear.

CC. Cozy Overhang, 10, 1p, gear.

DD. Signs Of Life, 10, 1p, 150', gear.

EE. Groove?, 10+, 1p, gear.

FF. Pussycat?, 10, 1p, gear.

Getting There Suggest change

0.5 miles from the entrance to Boulder Canyon is a straightaway with huge turnoffs on both side of the road. Park and walk north across the footbridge. Turn right and follow the new trail up to the aqueduct. Go left to the trail heading up to the base of the Dome.

29 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The 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
 555
East Slab
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 109
East Slab East
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 153
East of the Sun
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
E of East Slab East
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
East Face, Farthest Right
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 384
The Owl
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 281
Cozyhang
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 92
Prelude to King Kong
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Cozyhang Out
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 79
Gorilla's Delight
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Cozyhang 10a Variation
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Cozyhang Alt. Finish
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 4
The Owl Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 50
The Umph Slot
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Super Squeeze
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Slab
 555
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
East Slab East
 109
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
East of the Sun
 153
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
E of East Slab East
 56
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
East Face, Farthest Right
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Owl
 384
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Cozyhang
 281
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Prelude to King Kong
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Cozyhang Out
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Gorilla's Delight
 79
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cozyhang 10a Variation
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cozyhang Alt. Finish
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Owl Direct
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
The Umph Slot
 50
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Super Squeeze
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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