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Routes in Desperate Dome (Desperate Reality Cliff)

Black Crack T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Corner Man T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R
Desperate Reality T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
El Corador T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fight Club T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fistfighter T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Kid Gloves T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Temple of the Wind T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warm Up, The S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Tony Mayse
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Shared By: Andrew Tower on Jul 4, 2007

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One of the best moderate sport climbs in the refuge and a must-do on any visit to Desperate Dome. Begin 60’ left of Fight Club and just right of Fistfighter and enjoy big moves on comfy, square-cut holds up the left edge of a triangular-shaped pillar. The technical crux is at the 3rd bolt but the pump factor may pose an additional challenge for some.

Finish at the two bolt anchor atop the pillar or continue fifteen feet up a low fifth-class left-angling crack to a big ledge with a tree anchor. This anchor can also be accessed from above and makes a convenient TR anchor for The Warm Up or Fistfighter. -banks Banks 2016


The obvious arête just right of the Fistfighter crack


Four bolts, plus two bolt anchor with rap rings.