Elevation: 7,712 ft
GPS: 39.419, -105.268 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 28,384 total · 131/month
Shared By: Ray Snead on Oct 23, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

This is a non-descript name, but it is one of the very finest friction areas in Colorado. The routes are generally stellar, usually run out, and pure friction. This is the old school: no shiny sport bolts here. Most of the routes were put in ground up and hand drilled back in the day, so beware.

Note: Several routes have been updated recently, please see the comments below.

Getting There

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.

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Bishop Jaggers
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Bolts to Somewhere
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Connections
Trad, Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 5
Pornographic Motions
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Dire Straits
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Topographical Oceans
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 7
Sea Of Holes
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bishop Jaggers
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Bolts to Somewhere
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Connections
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Pornographic Motions
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Dire Straits
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Topographical Oceans
 69
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Sea Of Holes
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
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