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Shared By: lee hansche on Jun 11, 2007 with improvements by Nuno Santos
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

The Dome is an out-of-the-way, lesser-known crag overlooking the marsh that feeds Round Pond.... It has a few fun and varied routes and better friction than the popular crags due to the fact that it sees less traffic.... The fact that it gets more sun and usually a slight breeze means it dries quickly and gets fewer bugs than the deep dark crags below....

The crag is guarded by a steep, uphill jaunt that will keep most large groups at bay.... There is a good-sized dropoff from the ledge where the routes start which is also a good reason to keep large groups away....

Mostly a top roping area, there are a few sturdy trees right where you would want them at the top. You can hike around to them and drop your lines.... Many variations can be climbed on a single rope.... I don't know if the routes have proper names, but there are a few challenging but still beginner routes up the middle of the face.... A nice, short crack on the left that might be 5.7ish and another angling crack on the right that is the start to the easies line up the cliff....

If anyone knows specific route info please post it....

Be sure to respect this area when you visit it.... It has not been used and abused like many of the other spots in the park and it would be nice to keep it hat way....

Getting There

The trail is somewhat hard to find...but basically if you are hiking from the lower slab, you hike along the marsh until you are almost to the boulder natural area.... Look for a faint trail on the right heading up the hill...it curves its way through the woods over some logs and finally to the base of the dome....

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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.
V4 6B
 3
The TVT
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Slant Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Pine Tree Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 17
Half Moon Crack
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
In the Moment
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The TVT
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Slant Crack
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Pine Tree Crack
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Half Moon Crack
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
In the Moment
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
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