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Elevation: 4,722 ft 1,439 m
GPS: 40.83479, -123.7177
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Shared By: Adam Brown on Aug 25, 2017
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 12
Rose-colored Glasses
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Layback Love
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Tree Enema
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Sweet Mammaries
Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Around the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Battle of the Bulge
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Where's the Feet
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Frosted Flake
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
The Corner
Sport, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
The Arch
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
The Crosswalk
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
The Arete
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 10
The Sidewalk
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Identity Crisis
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
The Arborist
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rose-colored Glasses
 12
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport, TR
Layback Love
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Tree Enema
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Sweet Mammaries
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Around the Bulge
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Battle of the Bulge
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Where's the Feet
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Frosted Flake
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Corner
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
The Arch
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Crosswalk
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
The Arete
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Sidewalk
 10
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, TR
Identity Crisis
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Arborist
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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