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Big Sky Arete S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Big Sky Corner S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mine All Mine S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sweetest Taboo T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio
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Shared By: Ray Snead on May 3, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is near the SW corner of the relatively obscure Pin Dome, well down the hill and around right from Big Sky Corner. There is a mine pit about 25 ft. right of the route. Climb past 4 bolts to a cool and devious, orange arete - 2 more bolts will get you to the anchors.

Recommended. This would be very popular if it were more easily accessible. The best approach is probably from the Upper Dream Canyon parking lot. From the left side of the lot, look downhill and follow cairns leading towards Boulder Canyon, skirting a shack with a decrepit outhouse on the left. Weave your way down to the impressive Big Sky routes, then on down to Mine All Mine. Watch out for private property.


6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.


Richard Radcliffe
Louisville, CO
Richard Radcliffe   Louisville, CO
Devious, yes. It's a little short, but worth doing if you happen to be in the area. The first half seems to be height-dependent. My partner (5'10"), who is a much better climber than I am, struggled a bit getting established on each of the two ledges. I was able to reach big holds and pulled up with little trouble (6'3"), especially on the first ledge. The arete is superb. Like many single pitch clip-ups, if it only went on for another 100 feet.... Aug 26, 2007
Is this that new sport route on "Chrome Dome"? Directions sound about right, though we crossed the creek via a log next to the falls, not too bad, but potentially fatal? (may 25, 2003) fun fun route, mantle, jam, crimp, roof, smear, arete... if you don't feel comfortable skipping the first bolt, maybe you should come back when you are a little stronger/more experienced. May 29, 2003
Ray Snead  
I climbed this route again yesterday, and was reminded that you might have to hit it just right for it to feel 10a. May 19, 2003