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Submitted By: Bruce MacLachlan on Oct 13, 2012  with updates from geoff georges
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A great little spot if you want to top rope, or if you want to play with cams and nuts for the first time. There's one bolt at the start for reassurance, and several winding cracks that are perfect for gear.

Getting There 

At about the 5.5 mark on Icicle Creek road, there's a dirt road heading off to the right. This leads to a parking/camping area. Several trails head left from this area and these should lead you towards Domestic Dome. You'll find Ty's at the base of Domestic (the pair of anchor bolts are just below the area used to belay Domestic)

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For the Domestic Dome Area area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ty's

Ty's Butt-ress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : BBDD
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By Sean Woods
Apr 15, 2013
I went and checked this out over the weekend. Don't go by the Topo ! the bolt is not where it is marked. Not one of the routes have been cleaned and all of them are full of moss, dirt and leaves. No way this little blob should have 2 stars.
By Bruce MacLachlan
Jun 10, 2013
Routes were created in part by Jim Phillips and he has cleaned it and added some extra bolts for safety. Had a group of climbers new to the outdoors when we went back there and they (and I) had great fun messing around on it (he has also set new routes on Domestic Dome).
By Jim B Phillips
Jun 21, 2014
It is interesting that Bruce posted about this little crag.
About a year before his post Mike Heath and I placed top anchors and cleaned cracks to provide some climbs that are easily accessible. This provides beginners a place to top rope, learn to place gear and lead easy climbs. Most of the routes can be climbed at 5.6 to 5.7.
We called this crag BBDD. (Blob Below Domestic Dome). It, as well as a number of other areas we developed will be in Viktor Kramar's next guide book.
The lower bolt on Bruce's photo is shown in the wrong place and was placed to protect a harder move(5.10 mantle).
Shorty after Sean's comment we continued our cleaning and now everyone should be happy.
I like Bruce's enthusiasm but to name someone else's work and infer credit for it seems strange.

Jim Phillips
Leavenworth WA
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jun 21, 2014
So, what should the name of this crag be

1) BBDD,

2) Blob Below Domestic Dome,

3) Ty's Butt-ress,


4) Something else?

Is it definitely going to be named 1) or 2) in the next published guidebook, and if so, which is it? I understand 1) is an acronym for 2), but one should still decide whether it is the full name or the acronym that gets listed.

Also, are the posted route names the same ones given by the guy who first cleaned the lines?

I'll make the changes if people can agree...
By Jim B Phillips
Jun 22, 2014
The name in the next guide book will be "BBDD". That is what we prefer. But "Blob Below Domestic Dome" works for me as well.
We did not name the routes because they are short and are used more as a practice area,
Similar to the near by Roto Wall.
If you want to continue using Bruce's names that is fine with me.
He did go to the trouble to post photos and routes.
Thanks for your interest.
Jim Phillips
Leavenworth WA

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