All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Wonderland of Rocks > Wonderland South > Wonderland Valley > West Wonderland V… > The Astro Domes > South Astro Dome > South Astro Dome - Northeast Face
Avg: 2.8 from 28 votes
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jim Wilson and Herb Laeger, November 1976|
|Page Views:||2,572 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Jul 13, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis climb is on the northeast face of the South Astro Dome and lies in the center of the face atop a high point of stacked blocks. For reference Solid Gold lies 50' right in an obvious gold-colored streak. This climb climbs up and right to reach an obvious corner system high on the face.
P1) Starting from the stacked blocks climb smooth, delicate friction up and right past five bolts to a belay in thin cracks. As an alternative it is possible to move right 15' to use a bolted anchor on Shooting Star (5.11a R/X).
P2) From the belay climb the cracks/corner system to the top. There have been numerous birds in this area, so don't be surprised if the crack is filled with more than chalk.
To descend rap the route Shooting Star with a single 60 meter in two raps.
A fairly good route, although for the grade Breakfast of Champions is superior and cleaner. Still, not a bad route and one worth doing at least once.