Description

Although seldom visited the backside of the popular North Astro Dome can be a good spot to escape the crowds and climb in warmth when the other side is too cold or crowded. The climbing here is characterized by steep slab climbing on fairly good quality tan rock. Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9), Chute to Kill (5.10c) and Life's a Pitch (5.12a) are amongst the better lines here.

Routes from left to right:

Let Your Freak Flag Fly (5.7)
Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9)
Godsend (5.10b TR)
Life's a Pitch (5.12a)
Chute to Kill (5.10c)
Deliver Us from Evil (5.8 R)
Hush Puppies (5.6)

Getting There

Starting from the base of North Astro Dome - Northeast Face circle right around the north side of the dome over increasingly rocky terrain until you can chimney/stem up a prominent rocky gully (4th class/easy 5th) to reach the base of this wall.

7 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Astro Dome - Southwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Godsend
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Chute to Kill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Godsend
 8
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Chute to Kill
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
Godsend was established, chopped, and has now been re-established once again as a lead;...it is an excellent climb. Apr 3, 2010
RTM
RTM  
Let Your Freak Flag Fly. FA: Brent Webster Apr 4, 2010