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Elevation: 7,712 ft
GPS: 39.41867, -105.26798
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Shared By: Ray Snead on Oct 23, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure DetailsDrop down
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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 Suggest change

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.

Per T Dz: the current approach goes through private property.

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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
 42
Bishop Jaggers
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Bolts to Somewhere
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
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
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Dos Equis
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Topographical Oceans
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Sea Of Holes
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Bishop Jaggers
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Bolts to Somewhere
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Connections
 14
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
Dos Equis
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Topographical Oceans
 84
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Sea Of Holes
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
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