Elevation: 5,789 ft
GPS: 40.014, -105.308 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details
Access Issue: Parking closure Details

Description

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. Prelude to King Kong, 9, 1p, 110', gear.
C. Black Plague, 10+ R, 1p, 50', gear.
D. Pinnacle, 10- or 10+, 1p, 70', gear.
E. Left Edge, 7, 2p, 200', gear.
F. Super Squeeze, 11-, 2p, 200', gear.
G. Umph Slot, 10+, 2p, 200', gear.
H. The Owl, 7, 2-3p, 200', gear.
I1. The Owl Direct , 10 PG-13, 2p, gear.
I2. Direct, 10+ R, 2p, 200', gear.
J. Cozyhang, 7+, 2-3p, 200', gear.
K. East of the Sun, 7, 2p, 200', gear.
L. East Slab, 6, 1-2p, 200', gear.
M. East Slab East, 6, 1-2p, 200', gear
N. E of East Slab East, 7, 1p, gear.
O. East Face, Far Right, 7, 1p, 70', gear.
P. 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

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dome

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 94
East Slab East
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 470
East Slab
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 128
East of the Sun
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
E of East Slab East
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
East Face, Farthest Right
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 321
The Owl
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 238
Cozyhang
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Prelude to King Kong
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
Gorilla's Delight
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Cozy Overhang
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Cozyhang 10a Variation
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Cozyhang Alt. Finish
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 3
The Owl Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 41
The Umph Slot
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Super Squeeze
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Slab East
 94
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
East Slab
 470
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
East of the Sun
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
E of East Slab East
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
East Face, Farthest Right
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Owl
 321
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Cozyhang
 238
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Prelude to King Kong
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gorilla's Delight
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Cozy Overhang
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Cozyhang 10a Variation
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cozyhang Alt. Finish
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Owl Direct
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
The Umph Slot
 41
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Super Squeeze
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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