Dome Rock Climbing
Routes in Dome Rock
|Air Corner TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Anti-Jello Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Arch Bitch-Up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Arwen T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Between Nothingness and Eternity S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Close To The Edge T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Direct Anti-Jello Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Good Samaritan, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Handycraft TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Just Barely T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Last Dihedral, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Last Homely House T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Left Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Old Man Quiver S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Red Mushrooms T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Sanitarium T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tobin's Dihedral T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Tree Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Vicious T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Windjammer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|GPS:||36.067, -118.529 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jun 18, 2006|
|Admins:||Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionDome Rock is a fantastic crag that is in close proximity to the Needles themselves. For me, it served as my introduction to the area -- I spent two days climbing and lustily taking in the breathtaking views of the Needles themselves before climbing there. I highly recommend spending time at Dome Rock during any extended trip to the Needles.
Climbing at Dome Rock is quite varied but is generally vertical to sub-vertical routes of 1 to 4 pitches. There are crack systems and slabs, but one of the most amazing features of this rock are the incredible chickenheads and knobs. Classics include the Tree Route (5.6), Anti-Jello Crack (5.10a), Windjammer (5.10 R), Tobin's Dihedral (5.10+) and Between Nothingness and Eternity (5.11a).
Dome Rock has its own, ultra-convenient camping, and is often host to the annual Southern Sierra Climbers' meeting. Be warned that this is a popular destination for tourists as the summit (former site of a Forest Service Helipad) is an easy walk from the road, and there is the potential for rocks to be thrown or dislodged down the face from above.
Getting ThereFrom the junction of FS-21S05 (the access road into the Needles) and CR-107, head south 3 miles and turn east on FS-21S69. This road takes you past campsites and almost to the summit of Dome Rock itself. Most climbs are approached by scrambling down from a point near the summit to the (skier's) left. It is possible to rap in from the summit with double ropes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dome Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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