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Routes in Hammer Dome

Gemini Cracks T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sea of Holes T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Smoke Screen T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Squeaks of Gold T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wings and Stings T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 38.492, -120.228 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This is the smaller dome, north of Calaveras Dome.

Watch out for poison oak.

Getting There

Walk the aqueduct west to the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hammer Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wings and Stings
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gemini Cracks
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sea of Holes
Trad 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Smoke Screen
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Squeaks of Gold
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wings and Stings 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gemini Cracks 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sea of Holes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Smoke Screen 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Squeaks of Gold 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
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Tatiana Cottam
Oakland, CA
Tatiana Cottam   Oakland, CA
From the dirt pullout, scramble up the hill/bushes to get to the base of the aqueduct. Sep 18, 2017
WadeM
Golden, Co
WadeM   Golden, Co
Snowed about a foot in Tahoe the day before I climbed here. Hammer was 99% dry and could see Kirkwood loaded with snow

This thing bakes in the sun! Perfect for winter Nov 3, 2014

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