Turret Dome Rock Climbing
|GPS:||38.934, -105.407 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Julian Smith on Sep 24, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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Description"Turret Dome is the largest rock in Elevenmile and offers an excellent selection of moderate slab routes. The south face has routes up to three pitches long with runouts in some places. The west face is shorter and offers steeper routes." Bob D'Antonio (taken from his Elevenmile Canyon guidebook)...this says it all, "Outstanding multi-pitch rock with fewer [crowds] on it."
Getting ThereTurret Dome is located 4.3 miles up the canyon on the right. Park at Elevenmile picnic area, cross the bridge and head upstream. You can't miss it. For south and west face routes, approach high over a short slab to avoid a dead end into the creek. This will take you directly into the start of Schooldaze.
From the summit, work north and downclimb to a saddle. Descend east to the picnic area.
Per Jon Banks: the descent from the summit has changed since the last comment. Now you can either rappel to the north from a fixed rope slung around a boulder near the summit or downclimb to the lower ledge (Class 4). These will bring you to a hard to spot boulder that is slung and has rap rings where you can do a short rappel to a lower ledge (if you downclimbed this section, it would be 5th Class). Walk off from here, then walk downhill to the east towards the picnic area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Turret Dome
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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