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Routes in King Dome - West Face

Fit For a King T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Princess, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Triumph Arch S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Bob Gaines and Mark O'brien, Feb 2005
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Shared By: Bob Gaines on Jan 31, 2005
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Begin about 30 ft. right and up the gully from Triumph Arch A chossy start is somewhat reedeemed by steep face climbing on orange patina past 2 bolts to a traverse right across a horizontal crack (.5 to 1" CD) then up a vertical crack in silver rock past a bolt to face climbing past one more bolt up to a unique narrow ridge. 2 bolt anchor with chains (100 ft. rap). Once on top, scramble over to the rarely visited summit of the King Dome, and its panoramic view. One or two out of five stars.

Protection

4 bolts, .5 - 1 inch cds. 2 bolt belay/rap anchor with chains. 100 foot rap.

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It's really 100% Bob's route; I just followed it. But quite good route, actually. Fairly steep and "interesting."

Mark Apr 17, 2005