Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Rex Pieper & Doug Benner, November 1989
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Shared By: Rex Pieper on Sep 29, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Doug and I climbed this in threatening weather. Exiting from the dihedral was a flake of rock that was a perfect handhold to help pull you out. When exiting, I pulled on that flake and it came off (I have some before/during/after pics of the FA). I don't believe that it was climbed prior to our ascent as this flake would obviously have been touched prior, had the route been climbed. Thus I dispute the "Answer" FA claim. If the "Answer" team can show me photos of that flake there during their ascent...I'll acquiesce and accept their claimed FA and name.

And as a historical sidenote, it was my name that stuck to this formation and have always thought it one of the better names I came up with. I only wish it was a better "dome." Haha.

We climbed "Storm Riders" to explore elements of the formation for other ascents and walked off to the west.


Large, obvious, left-facing flake/dihedral/overhang. Called "The Answer" in Vogel's guide.


Medium to 3 inches