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Hammer Dome Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 38.49188, -120.22803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Hammer Dome, approach beta

Description 

This is the smaller dome, north of Calaveras Dome.

Watch out for poison oak.

Getting There 

Walk the aqueduct west to the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Calaveras Domes area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hammer Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hammer Dome:
Wings and Stings   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Gemini Cracks   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Sea of Holes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Smoke Screen   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Squeaks of Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
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Featured Route For Hammer Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on, Sea Of Holes. 5.10a. Hammer Dome.

Sea of Holes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Central Sierra : ... : Hammer Dome
This route climbs, five pitches up a slab to the right of "Wings and Stings" and to the right of a tall pine tree.Approach through bushes and poison oak to a line of bolts, to the right of the pine and a black water streak.Climb past six bolts (5.10a) to a belay anchor. Another 5.10a pitch leads past five bolts to a two bolt anchor.From here either rappel or continue up two more easier pitches and a class 4 pitch to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hammer Dome- Jay Smith Topo
BETA PHOTO: Hammer Dome- Jay Smith Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo To Hammer Dome
BETA PHOTO: Topo To Hammer Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of Sea Of Holes
BETA PHOTO: Topo of Sea Of Holes
Rock Climbing Photo: Sea of Holes- Jay Smith Topo
BETA PHOTO: Sea of Holes- Jay Smith Topo
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. Photo: Gordon Collection.

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By WadeM
Nov 3, 2014
Snowed about a foot in Tahoe the day before I climbed here. Hammer was 99% dry and could see Kirkwood loaded with snow

This thing bakes in the sun! Perfect for winter

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