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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
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Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 38.492, -120.228 Google Map · Climbing Area 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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Wings and Stings
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Gemini Cracks
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Sea of Holes
Trad 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Smoke Screen
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Squeaks of Gold
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wings and Stings
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Gemini Cracks
 33
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sea of Holes
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Smoke Screen
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Squeaks of Gold
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
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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
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

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