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Elevation: 1,620 ft
GPS: 39.86873, -121.37346
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Shared By: Muscrat on Jul 1, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Muscrat, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

An overly popular area due to it's ease of approach. The upper parking lot routes you can literally belay from your car. The climbing is good, the rock solid, the weather often perfect, and there is water right there for those warmer days.
Stick clip for many of the first bolts is nice.
Camping can be found in the canyon with a little searching. NOT at the Dome.
Kudos to Paul Bernard and his great book "Rock Climbs of Northeast California" for a lot of the information. If you are going to spend any amount of time in the area climbing, a worthy investment.

Getting There Suggest change

On Highway 70 east of Oroville. Grizzly Dome is on the right (south) side of the road as you travel east, just as you approach the second of three tunnels on the highway. A large parking lot often full of cars and climbers. The tunnel, which you DO NOT go through, is labeled 'Grizzly Dome Tunnel'.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grizzly Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Three Weenies Doing 5.12
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Between the Lines
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Barney Ruble
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Ursus Horribilis
Sport 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Deedeeleevee
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 8
Grizzly Terrace
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Space Bucket
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Out of Order
Sport 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
You're No Warren Harding
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Desperate Venture
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
JoBraJi Roof
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Each Year People Are Killed
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Woody Allen Never Dies
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Finger Gag
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Three Weenies Doing 5.12 Main Wall
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Regular Route Main Wall
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Between the Lines Main Wall
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Barney Ruble Main Wall
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ursus Horribilis Main Wall
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 4 pitches
Deedeeleevee Main Wall
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Grizzly Terrace Main Wall
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Space Bucket Main Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Out of Order Main Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
You're No Warren Harding Main Wall
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Desperate Venture Main Wall
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
JoBraJi Roof Main Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Each Year People Are Killed Tunnel Routes
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Woody Allen Never Dies Main Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Finger Gag Main Wall
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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