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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
Elevation: 4,400 ft
GPS: 34.039, -116.147 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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
Capri Slacks points out the Don Juan boulder. An easy to miss landmark in Wondervalley . 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
 20
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Hex Marks the Poot
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 142
Breakfast of Champions
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
My Laundry
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 136
Solid Gold
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 146
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on…
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Godsend
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Piggle Pugg
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 4
Astroturf
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 24
Such a Savage
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Unknown Soldier
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Middle Age Crisis
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 5
Middle Age Crazy
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Gunslinger
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Let Your Freak Flag Fly N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southw…
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hex Marks the Poot S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - E Face
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Breakfast of Champions S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 142
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Lead Us Not Into Temptation N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southw…
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
My Laundry S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Solid Gold S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 136
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Figures on a Landscape (aka… N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northe…
 146
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Godsend N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Southw…
 8
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Piggle Pugg S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Astroturf N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northe…
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Such a Savage S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Unknown Soldier N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northe…
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Middle Age Crisis S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Middle Age Crazy S Astro Dome > S Astro Dome - Northe…
 5
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Gunslinger N Astro Dome > N Astro Dome - Northe…
 6
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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