Type: Trad
FA: Rob Candelaria, c. 1974
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

P1: Start at the top of the large ramp on the left end of the Dome. Follow a left-facing dihedral to a thin crack (crux) and belay on a ramp at the bottom left of the "A" shaped roof.

P2: Continue with Gorilla's Delight, 5.9+, (yellow) straight up from the belay, or hook left around the roof to a nice 5.7 hand and fist crack.

Descent: walkoff to the left side of the Dome.

Protection

Standard Rack, #3-4 Friend for P2 (7 variation).

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Kirill Kireyev
Boulder, CO
 
Kirill Kireyev   Boulder, CO
 
Near the top, don't use the sloping block on the left - stick to the dihedral on the right - keeps the level more consistent. Nov 3, 2005
max seigal
boulder
 
max seigal   boulder
 
As of 1-4-08 there is a fixed #0.5 Camalot on the second pitch...an ice storm was moving in and my partner was unable to get it out in time, so we bailed. Jan 11, 2008
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
 
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
 
I really like this climb. Maybe not as classic as The Owl, but an exciting finger crack problem, with bomber gear placements the entire way. Since I'm not that good, I took the 5.7 crack to the left of Gorilla's Delight and found a sweet sequence of jams. The Dome surely possesses quite a few gems. GET DOME! Oct 13, 2008
Chris Plesko
Westminster, CO
  5.9
Chris Plesko   Westminster, CO
  5.9
More or less a one move wonder, but it protects well and it's tricky to read onsight. Definitely worth climbing if you're at the Dome. Mar 27, 2011
The Blueprint Part Dank
FEMA Region VIII
The Blueprint Part Dank   FEMA Region VIII
Agreed with above posters. Tricky as an onsight but a solid 5.9 by local trad standards. Very fun route and much more worthwhile than it appears from the ground. Feb 13, 2017
Jake Web
Denver, CO
  5.9
Jake Web   Denver, CO
  5.9
Totally meant to do the Left Edge, but the finger crack looked too nice and protected well enough. Very glad I did it. That why this rock is great. Pick a crack, and it'll go. Jan 14, 2018