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Chimney Rock (aka Rabbit Dome)

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Chimney Rock (aka Rabbit Dome) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,376'
Location: 34.4688, -117.0163 View Map  Incorrect?
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This huge crag just west of Lucerne Valley is called - Rabbit Dome (after Rabbit Dry Lake), aka Cable Dome, after our desert friend Bob Cable. There are some established trad routes, If you have more beta, please post it.

"Conflicts between Indians and white settlers over the rich lands of the San Bernardino Mountains culminated in the battle at Chimney Rock on February 16, 1867. Although the Indians defended themselves fiercely, they were forced to retreat into the desert. In the years following, the Indians' traditional mountain food gathering areas were lost to white encroachment.

- Chimney Rock Marker Text"

Getting There 

From Apple Valley take Bear Valley east to Hwy 18 and turn right. Follow Hwy 18 east for 5.8 miles and turn left onto High Rd, which is a dirt road. Follow it across the dry lake bed and pick one of the many dirt roads to get to the crag. If you pick the right route and are careful, a car can easily get to the base of it.

Climbing Season

For the High Desert area.

Weather station 8.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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By Pat Brennan
Sep 21, 2013
This Formation is called- Rabbit Dome (After Rabbit Dry Lake) AKA Cable Dome, after our desert friend Bob Cable.
There is a 3 pitch route route on the South Face, it goes at .10 +, FA Bob Cable and Julia Cronk.
Also on the North Face are several 1 pitch routes on excellent rock.
For more info on names of routes and topo's let me know and I can send them to you.
Pat Brennan, ROWCC
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
May 11, 2015
I haven't been to this location in many years love some info.

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