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Grizzly Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,620'
Location: 39.86873, -121.37346 View Map  Incorrect?
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An overly popular area due to it's ease of approach. The upper parking lot routes you can literally belay from your car. The climbing is good, the rock solid, the weather often perfect, and there is water right there for those warmer days.
Stick clip for many of the first bolts is nice.
Camping can be found in the canyon with a little searching. NOT at the Dome.
Kudos to Paul Bernard and his great book "Rock Climbs of Northeast California" for a lot of the information. If you are going to spend any amount of time in the area climbing, a worthy investment.

Getting There 

On Highway 70 east of Oroville. Grizzly Dome is on the right (south) side of the road as you travel east, just as you approach the second of three tunnels on the highway. A large parking lot often full of cars and climbers. The tunnel, which you DO NOT go through, is labeled 'Grizzly Dome Tunnel'.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Grizzly Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grizzly Dome:
Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Main Wall
Three Weenies Doing 5.12   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Main Wall
Between the Lines   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 55'   The Main Wall
Barney Ruble   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   The Main Wall
Ursus Horribilis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   The Main Wall
Old Top Rope Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   The Main Wall
Deedeeleevee   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 100'   The Main Wall
Space Bucket   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   The Main Wall
Out of Order   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 165'   The Main Wall
Desperate Venture   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   The Main Wall
JoBraJi Roof   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   The Main Wall
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Featured Route For Grizzly Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Old top rope in parking area.

Old Top Rope Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Northeast California : ... : The Main Wall
Great face climb. Most often top roped need 60M rope. Can be done on lead. Pro micronuts/swedges through 1"...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Christopher Owen
From: Nevada City, CA
May 27, 2011
Easy access, fun routes, good pro, no favorite after work crag.
By gregthedude
From: cvo
Dec 6, 2011
Made it out over the holiday. Liked the place. there's more than 5 routes here now. Had fun and wished i could've checked more routes out.

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