Description

This is an excellent, south-facing 'little sister' to the Wichita Wall with great rock and easy access. From the parking area, it's easy to spy the wall down and right of the looming Wichita Wall. It has a bit of a shorter approach, yet it is not necessarily an easier crag to get to. It has a fun mix of bolted, MIXED and trad lines. The rock is quality gneiss with slab, face, and roof lines. This is another great Summit County crag with the most trad/mixed lines in the 10 Mile Canyon!

Currently under rehab, this wall will provide some safer cragging with modern anchors and fewer mega-runouts (not that there is anything wrong with a few good runouts!).

Per Drew Spaulding: This is the most easily accessed crag in 10-Mile Canyon. The rock quality is superb, and there are some high quality routes to be climbed! Its southern exposure offers excellent opportunity to climb in the spring, summer, and fall (unless choked with snow...). There are many facets and many different variations to climb. There are mostly low-angled moderates, but there are also a few steep climbs too....

Eds. note, this is a combination of submissions. This crag has been called Sunshine Dome and Ding Dong Dome as well. Griz's entry was actually from August 2012 and was incorrectly deleted. My bad, LP.

L->R:

A. Left Arete, 6.
B? Elvis Loves Twinkies, 7 R/X.
C. Bye, Bye, 9- R, 1p, 125', gear.
D. Drive by Truckers, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
E. Handy Andy, 8, 1p, 75', bolts.
F. Andy's, 7, 1-2p, 170', gear.
G1. C'est... Variation, 7, 2p, gear.
G2. C'est Le Pied, 7, 1p, 200', gear.
H. Sweet Spot, 7, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
I1. Just Say NO to Bolts, 10+, 1p, gear.
I2. CBU, 8, 2p, 100', bolts & gear.
I3? CBU Variation 1, 8 A4.
I4? CBU Variation 2, 10,
J. Lower Corner, 7, 1p, 200', gear.
K. Chim Chimney, 6, 1p, 180', gear.
L? Face Left, 7, TR?
M. Steel Your Face, 7, 1p, 200', bolts & gear.
N. Black Bra Route aka Arete Direct, 8 PG-13, 1p, 200', gear.
O. Fancy Free, 11-, 1p, 125', gear & bolts.
PO. Just Enough Slack, 10+, 1p, gear & bolts.

Click here for another archived topo and here for an archived guide.

Getting There

Park as per the Wichita Wall. From the Frisco exit 201 on I-70, ride the shoulder for approximately 0.3 miles and pulloff into a small grassy pull-out. The trail forks right after @ 100' and trends up right to this base of the wall. The trail and base areas need some love. The signage is soon to be in place. You'll know you're in the right spot when you see the wooden signs on the old wood power-pole "stumps" at the parking area. It has a 5 minute approach, follow sign/cairns to the wall. The West Wall is reached via 4th class slabs. Staying on the trail leads to the Lower Corner, Chimney, and routes on the East Wall.

Per Drew Spaulding: Driving west on I-70, 1/4 mile past the "Main Street" exit at Frisco, The Dome is the 1st major crag just above the highway. Pull off the highway and park in the tall grass just below the Dome. The Dome sits down and left of the Witchita Wall. A quick 1-2 minute approach up the trail brings you to the base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dome

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
C'est Le Pied
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Sweet Spot
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
CBU
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Drive by Truckers
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Handy Andy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
C'est Le Pied
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sweet Spot
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
CBU
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Drive by Truckers
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Handy Andy
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
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