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Routes in Lava Dome

But Fear Itself T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Flashes T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kona T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lava Lamp T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Mauna Kea S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mauna Loa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nothing to Fear T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Popo T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Right Hand of Light, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Standing Ovation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Troy Mayr, February 1988
Page Views: 700 total, 5/month
Shared By: Eric Burt on Apr 15, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a fun route that starts easy and gets progressively harder. 5.7 face moves lead to 5.8 and 5.9 as the route steepens. Various thin cracks are present higher up. There are only a few moves of 10a near the top. The crux is somewhat height-dependent and a fun puzzle.

To descend, traverse climber's right to the two-bolt anchor at the top of The Right Hand of Light and rap.


This route is on the left side of the West face of Lava Dome. It is marked by several thin cracks going diagonally up and to the left in the upper half of the route and is directly below a large cleft between two boulders on top of the formation.


This climb can be led or Tr'd. To lead, use thin to 2", but the anchor takes bigger pieces - up to 4". To TR, you must first climb one of the easier routes on the north face (such as But Fear Itself) and traversing right to go around the corner to the West face. The traverse is easy, but exposed - some may want to do it roped.


  5.10a/b PG13
  5.10a/b PG13
Maybe not the best lead because the gear wasn't the greatest. Nice edge climbing that gets progressively harder until you get to the last four feet of climbing. Found an edge high and right to get into the better part of the crack up high. One move, but it felt hard. Feb 19, 2013