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Areas in Little Dome

BURB's II Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Burbs, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Carnivore Boulders 15 / 0 / 13 / 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 22
Clown's Loaf 0 / 0 / 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Kingdom of Zilch 15 / 6 / 6 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Little Dome, Miscellaneous. 1 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Lizardhead Boulders 3 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Loop Boulders 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Morning Veranda 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Nether Region, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pirate Rocks 3 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Split Rocks 0 / 0 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Upper Balcony 2 / 0 / 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description

Little Dome (also known as Little Rock on many maps) is the smaller of the two prominent domes at Enchanted Rock. It sits to the southwest of the Main Dome, and rises up behind the campsites on the north side of the park road. There is very little climbing on the actual dome itself - most of the climbing areas are scattered boulders that sit either on the dome itself, or slightly off the dome along the Loop Trail. Consequently, Little Dome sees a lot less traffic than its larger neighbor. Climbing areas include the Kingdom of Zilch located on the dome behind the camp sites; the Carnivore, Loop, and Lizardhead Boulders located just west of the dome; Shuttle Rocks (Morning Veranda) on the west side of the dome; and the Sopwhip Boulders and the Frog on the east side of the dome in Echo Canyon. The routes are all short, single pitch lines. Most are trad, with an occasional difficult bolted line. Some of these routes are among the most difficult in the park.
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Getting There

Because the Little Dome climbing is so spread out, there are a number of different approaches and options. To reach the top of the little dome, either scramble up from behind the many campsites on the north side of the road, or break left from the Echo Canyon trail and scramble up the dome. To reach the Frog and Sopwhip boulders, continue down the Echo Canyon trail and look for the red climber's trail to the left. The Kingdom of Zilch area is found behind campsite numbers 40 to 46. To reach the climbing areas west of the dome, follow the park road past the campsites to the turn around on the western end. Pick up the loop trail here and follow it around the west side of the dome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Dome

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V0- 4-
Flathead Direct
Boulder
V0- 4-
Layback Flake 101
Boulder
V0+ 4+
Breaking Out
Trad, Boulder
V2+ 5+
Zanzibar
Boulder
V4- 6B
egg head
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chimney Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Texas Treescent
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Raw Meat
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pumper Number 9
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Top Choice
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Scrambled Egg Sandwich
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Little Friskies
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
High Octane
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
False Determination
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Road to Nowhere
Sport
Flathead Direct Carnivore Boulders V0- 4- Boulder
Layback Flake 101 BURB's II Boulders V0- 4- Boulder
Breaking Out Kingdom of Zilch > Lower Balcony V0+ 4+ Trad, Boulder
Zanzibar Kingdom of Zilch > Sci-Fi wall V2+ 5+ Boulder
egg head Carnivore Boulders V4- 6B Boulder
Chimney Crack Kingdom of Zilch > Sci-Fi wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Texas Treescent Kingdom of Zilch > Ziltch Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Raw Meat Carnivore Boulders 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Pumper Number 9 Lizardhead Boulders 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Top Choice Carnivore Boulders 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Scrambled Egg Sandwich Kingdom of Zilch > the Kingdom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Little Friskies Carnivore Boulders 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
High Octane Carnivore Boulders 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
False Determination Kingdom of Zilch > Ziltch Wall 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Road to Nowhere Kingdom of Zilch > Solo Boulder 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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