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Routes in Knome Dome aka Water Dome

Heels over Heads T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kiddo Climb S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
River Madness T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sleeping Beauty S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tourists and Fishermen S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Water Babies S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Waterslide S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Schmausser / Anderson
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Shared By: Bill Schmausser on May 26, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the second route from the left on the Water Dome. Straight up and over the small roof/bulge. The bulge is the business section.




Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
This was a terrific route! Best part is going over the bulge -- well protected and easier than it looks from below. Excellent climb! Jun 20, 2010
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
This route keeps coming at you. It is a trust your feet route, where you step up on good smears, but there are only small slopers for your hands which work better pushing on them instead of pulling - classic slab technique!

It has several "cruxes". High stepping below first bolt and moving past the second bolt, mantel to finish the roof, and smearing to reach the anchors.

My girlfriend thought it a tad harder than 5.7. Jul 1, 2017

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