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North Astro Dome 12 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
South Astro Dome 20 / 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25

Description

These two immense formations at the western edge of the Wonderland Valley absolutely dominate the entire region and are visible from afar as easily recognizable landmarks.

One of the most popular destinations in the Wonderland, The Astro Domes hold an amazing collection of high quality routes on mostly excellent quality stone. Routes here range from 5.1 to 5.13 with single, two, three and even four pitch routes to challenge both body and mind. Climbing here is altogether different experience that will challenge your notions of Joshua Tree as nothing more than grainy slabs with it's soaring flake systems and intricate face climbing up steep thin crimps and edges.

South Astro Dome has many stellar routes including Breakfast of Champions (5.8+), Solid Gold (5.10a), Piggle Pugg (5.10c), Such a Savage (5.11a R), Middle Age Crazy (5.11c/d), Stone Idol (5.12a R), Middle Age Savage (5.12a/b) and Mamunia (5.13a).

North Astro Dome has it's share of quality routes as well - Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) (5.10b R), Astroturf (5.10d), Unknown Soldier (5.11b), Repo Man (aka Power Fingers) (5.12a R) and the Gunslinger (5.12a/b).

Getting There

Park at the Uncle Willie's dirt lot and follow an old road east to a fork in the road and then make a left, bearing north, towards an old pink building (Uncle Willie's Health Food Store).

Head left into a wash and some trees and follow the wash as it curves left (west) and then just past an old retaining wall/dam makes a right heading north. Continue along the wash/trail as it meanders between formations forming a narrow valley. After 0.5 miles or so and just past Foolproof Tower you'll reach the southern end of the expansive Wonderland Valley where the impressive Astro Domes will come into view.

Shortly after entering the valley the trail will fork - take the left fork heading west. A bit of scrambling through some rocks will gain level ground near the base of the massive . Circle around the north side of the boulder heading towards the South Astro Dome aiming for the left of two gold streaks on the face and follow slabs uphill that parallel the base of the dome.

The North Astro Dome is reached by continuing along the base of the South Astro Dome and then down a bit of rocky terrain to the base. The approach usually takes between 30-45 minutes assuming no route-finding errors are made.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Astro Domes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hex Marks the Poot
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Breakfast of Champions
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Laundry
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Solid Gold
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on…
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Godsend
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Piggle Pugg
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Astroturf
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Such a Savage
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown Soldier
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Middle Age Crisis
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Middle Age Crazy
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Gunslinger
Trad 4 pitches
Let Your Freak Flag Fly N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southwest Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hex Marks the Poot S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - E Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Breakfast of Champions S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Lead Us Not Into Temptation N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
My Laundry S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Solid Gold S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Figures on a Landscape (aka… N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Godsend N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southwest Face 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Piggle Pugg S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Astroturf N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Such a Savage S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Unknown Soldier N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Middle Age Crisis S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Middle Age Crazy S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Gunslinger N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northeast Face 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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