The Dome Rock Climbing
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The Cathedral Spires area, including Block Tower, Cynical Pinnacle, Snake Buttress, the Dome, Hall of Mirrors, Sunshine Wall, and Poe Buttress, are closed annually starting March 1 for raptor nesting. After careful monitoring of nest sites, Jefferson County Open Space opens certain areas of Cathedral Spires and maintain spot closures for active nests through July 31st. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates: jeffco.us/open-space/parks/…
Note, JeffCo Open Space has notified us that access to The Bishop and Poop Point (along with all the Cathedral Spires Area) currently goes across JeffCo OS land. Despite information in some guidebooks (published or soon-to-be-published), the entire Cathedral Spires area is subject raptor nesting closures. Please be aware of the hefty fines associated with failure to observe these regulations.
Note: Several routes have been updated recently, please see the comments below.
Turn off US 285 at Pine Junction, and drive south about 10 miles on 126 Rd to Buffalo Creek. Go east for about 2 miles on a gravel road (96 Rd) and park in an obvious designated parking area. Hike up a washed out mining road until the crag is in sight, and look for a climber's trail leading off right and up a ridge and into a jumble of boulders. A cairn may mark the beginning of the trail. Follow the trail carefully, or you will end up thrashing around unduly in the boulders.
Per BrokenChairs 88: there is a "No Trespassing" sign on a tree up the washed out mining road, tread carefully.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Dome
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