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L to R R to L Alpha
A Brief History of Time T 
Broken Dreams 
Disillusioned Reality  T 
Disillusioned Reality free variation  T 
Down, Not Out 
Dreamscape S 
Dry Ice S 
Flying Vee T,TR 
Gully Washer S 
Jake's Problem 
Journey to Ixtlan S 
Long Lost Dreams 
Phantasmagoria T,S 
Red Limit S 
Route between Timeless and Gully Washer S 
Sea of Dreams S 
Simone Has Dreams TR 
Soul on Ice S 
Stained Glass S 
Tales of Power S 
Timeless S 
Unknown between Brief History & Timeless S 
Wet Dreams S 
Whippers in Time S 
Wrinkled Glass T 
Wrinkles in Time T 

Dream Dome Rock Climbing 

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This is another great wall. Some of the routes are fully bolted, some require a few pieces of gear in addition to the bolts, and some are a bit runout.

Routes L->R:

The first five routes start up the approach gully left of Wrinkles In Time. Bring gear for belay anchors at the start, or climb the approach gully as part of the pitch. You can also access these routes via rappel (two ropes) from one of the trees at the top of Dream Dome.

A. Dreamscape 8, 1p, bolts.
B. Sea of Dreams 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. Flying Vee 10a R-X, 1p, bolt, pin, & gear.
D. Soul on Ice 11 PG, 1p, bolts.
E. Dry Ice, 11 PG, 1p, bolts & gear.

The next route starts at the base of the approach gully.

F. Stained Glass, 11-, 2p. P1: 11-, bolts & gear. P2: 10-11, bolts, bolt anchor.

Right of the approach gully.

GF. Wrinkled Glass, 8, 1p, 100', bolts & gear.
G. Wrinkles In Time, 9, 2p. P1: 9, bolts & gear. P2: 7, bolts +/- gear.
H. Phantasmagoria, 2 p, 11-, P1: 11a, bolts & gear. P2: 10-, bolts & gear.
I. Disillusioned Reality , C2+, 1p, 85', pins & gear.
JI. Disillusioned Reality free variation , 10 PG-13, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
J. Tales of Power, 11, 2p. P1: 11b, bolts. P2: 11-, bolts.
K. Journey to Ixtlan 11-, 1p, bolts.
L. Red Limit 12c A0, bolts.
M. Laidback Nightmare, V1-2.
MN. Shared Dreams, V3-4.
N. Simone Has Dreams, V4-5, 20', bolts or TR or boulder.
O. A Brief History of Time 9, 1p, bolts & gear.
P. Unknown between Brief History & Timeless, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
Q. Timeless, 9+, 1p, 85', bolts.
R. Route between Timeless and Gully Washer, 8, 1p, 40', bolts.
S. Gully Washer 9, 1p, bolts.
T. Wet Dreams 10-, 1p, bolt, TR.

Getting There 

On the far north end of Dream Canyon, on the east side. It's situated just to the right of Oceanic Wall and to the left of Lost Angel wall.

From the upper end of the parking area, walk west about 150' down the road and take the trail on the left, next to a fence. Follow this trail down toward the creek, next to a split-rail fence. Near the bottom, you'll pass Thunder Point and the Icon. At the bottom, right next to the creek, you'll get to Oceanic Wall. Climb up left on talus on the right side of Oceanic Wall. You'll get to Dream Dome by the the route Wrinkles In Time. Approach time: 15 minutes.

The first five routes can be accessed via a two-rope rappel from one of the trees at the top of Dream Dome. Look for a trail cutting off to the left (blocked by small logs and branches) as you're walking down the main trail toward the creek. A short walk on this trail takes you to the top of Dream Dome above the routes Dreamscape and Sea of Dreams.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dream Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dream Dome:
Jake's Problem   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   
Disillusioned Reality    C2+     Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 85'   
Wrinkles in Time   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Flying Vee   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sea of Dreams   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Soul on Ice   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Tales of Power   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Stained Glass   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Whippers in Time   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Red Limit   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Dreams.

Long Lost Dreams V6-7 7A+ PG13  Colorado : Boulder : ... : Dream Dome
This is powerful and fun. The FA of Lost Dreams V 5-6 (stand start, dihedral finish) was done by Eric on TR, due to back-breaker blocks. I added a sit start off the double underclings and a finish out the rail/fin to create Long Lost Dreams, also on TR. Good spots and pads could make it a vaguely safe proposition without a rope, maybe.Start from obvious flat edges or undercling sit. Bust up the crack to a horizontal. Fuss up the splitter finger crack and turn the lip at the dihedral or out t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dream wood.
Dream wood.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the base of 'Wrinkles in Time', Oct. '09...
View from the base of 'Wrinkles in Time', Oct. '09...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Dream Dome. Photo: Bob Horan
The Dream Dome. Photo: Bob Horan

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By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 30, 2003
A note on the approach. We made the error of descending all the way into the canyon to climb Dreamscape. It is a tricky approach to the left routes from here involving some unroped climbing up a narrow slot. Much easier to rappel to the routes (from trees) which are only about 5 minutes from the car! Our first time in there and it can be confusing.
By Nick Fury
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 17, 2009
It seems there are two or three more bolted lines past the Gully Wash/Wet Dreams bolts now. I only had time for one and it was well bolted, and a really fun moderate (5.9+-5.10a) route. It was not the next one over from those bolts but the one after that. Bring 11 quickdraws.
By Jeremy W
From: Clinton, NY
Aug 25, 2011
There's an orange Petzl rope stuck on dream dome, maybe halfway in. I'll grab it this Saturday. Feel free to unstick it and hide it if you're climbing that route.

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