Elevation: 1,620 ft
GPS: 39.869, -121.373 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Muscrat on Jul 1, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Muscrat, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

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

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
 17
Three Weenies Doing 5.12
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Between the Lines
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Wimps Are People Too.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Ursus Horribilis
Sport 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Old Top Rope Route
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Deedeeleevee
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
 5
You're No Warren Harding
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Desperate Venture
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
JoBraJi Roof
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Each Year People Are Killed
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Woody Allen Never Dies
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Finger Gag
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Three Weenies Doing 5.12 Main Wall
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Regular Route Main Wall
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Between the Lines Main Wall
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Wimps Are People Too. Plumas Slab
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ursus Horribilis Main Wall
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 4 pitches
Old Top Rope Route Main Wall
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Deedeeleevee Main Wall
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a 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
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Desperate Venture Main Wall
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
JoBraJi Roof Main Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Each Year People Are Killed Tunnel Routes
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Woody Allen Never Dies Main Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Finger Gag Main Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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