Entrance Dome Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Entrance Dome
The Entrance Dome is the main South facing dome which you see upon entering the East Stronghold. This is the main wall which towers above Out of Towners' Dome and Wasteland to the East. The formation is big and beautiful and hosts a handful of old school Traditional climbs. The Entrance dome is positioned at the mouth of the canyon and provides views of the intricate walls surrounding it, as well as the vast valley below. This dome is complicated and requires route finding skills. The rock can also be scary in places.
Turn Right after the cattle guard. Park at the pull off on the left hand side and follow the trail and cairns through the drainage. If you pass the main pull off chances are you will find your way to the large pull off in front of Batline Dome. It is only a 45-60 minute approach from here.
Climbing Season For the East Stronghold area.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Entrance Dome
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Entrance Dome:
Full Circle 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 550'
Falconlore 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 550'
Featured Route For Entrance Dome
The Big Sleep 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : Entrance Dome
The Big Sleep is a traditional style back country adventure route put up in the early 80's. Be prepared for run-outs on less than perfect gear. The route has great exposure, mostly good rock and nice belay ledges. See the picture for Entrance dome, Big Sleep is G. The Big Sleep starts, "Breaks out" at the top of the big gully below the arch.To get up there you can walk right and up until you can scramble up to the big ledge, then bushwhack across the ledge ( below Falconlore) and belay 30' below...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ