Elevation: 4,722 ft
GPS: 40.835, -123.718 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 10,033 total · 297/month
Shared By: Adam Brown on Aug 25, 2017
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

A large dome-like rock structure, one of the two features for which the main area is named, the other being the Spire. The heights vary depending on what side you are on, but are mostly between 30-50 feet.

The rock is featured in a variety of ways, depending on which aspect you are on. The north side is short, steep, roughly textured, and heavily featured. The west side is steep/overhanging, smooth and has mostly small features. The south side is smoothly featured, steep/overhanging on the bottom and dome like on the upper half. The southeast side is a low-angled and highly featured.

Getting There

There are a lot of unmarked trails in and around this area. To get to Split Rock itself from the parking area, there is a trail on the northeast side of the round-a-bout, follow this trail northwards, more or less contouring slope, through the woods, cross a small meadow after a few hundred yards. At this point, the trail becomes more distinct as it continues north. The trail passes through some more small meadows and forest patches. The trail passes by the top of Split Rock after about 3-5 min of walking from parking lot. Right before you arrive to Split Rock, you go down a short steep slope and see a small year round spring on your uphill side. The rock is now just downhill on your left. The rock doesn’t look super distinct from the uphill side. There are use trails that access the base of the climb from both the north and south sides of the main access trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 9
Rose-colored Glasses
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Layback Love
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Tree Enema
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Sweet Mammaries
Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Around the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Battle of the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Where's the Feet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
The Corner
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
The Arch
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
The Sidewalk
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
The Crosswalk
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
The Arete
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Identity Crisis
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Arborist
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rose-colored Glasses
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, TR
Layback Love
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Tree Enema
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Sweet Mammaries
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Around the Bulge
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Battle of the Bulge
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Where's the Feet
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Frosted Flake
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Corner
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Arch
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Sidewalk
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
The Crosswalk
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
The Arete
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Identity Crisis
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Arborist
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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