Inauguron Dome Rock Climbing
This large, west facing formation lies in the southern end of Secret Valley; a north-south canyon lying northeast of Disneyland Dome and Southeast of Diarrhea Dome/Bighorn Matting Grotto. Other formations in Secret Valley include Elephant Arches and Hard Rock, both of which lie north of Inuaguron Dome.
Ingauguron Dome has several excellent face and crack routes; several 2 pitches in length. Routes are found on the larger left-hand (northern) end and the recessed and higher right-hand (southern) end. The best routes include: The Inauguron
(11b, 2 pitches); Morality Test
(11b, 2 pitches); Yardy-Hoo And Away
(10a, 2 pitches) and White Bread Fever
(11c, 2 pitches). Bring a full range of gear; the face routes are trad bolted and may require other gear.
The most straightforward approach is to walk out the Wonderland Valley from Uncle Willey's, continuing north past the Freak Brothers, Disneyland and Duckwaddle Domes. At a point approximately 400 yards north of Duckwaddle Dome, you should turn right (east) into a valley/wash [this is before the wash you turn into to reach Diarrhea Dome/Bighorn Mating Grotto]. Head east for about 350 yards (passing Gumby Dome). The terrain becomes more jumbled near the end; boulder hop over and down into Secret Valley. Elephant Arches will be to the left (north) and Inauguron Dome to the right (south).
Climbing Season For the Central Wonderland area.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Inauguron Dome
White Bread Fever 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Inauguron Dome
Begin on the far right side of the upper right hand section of The Inauguron, below and right of a hand size crack that doesn't reach the ground. Of the several routes on this part of the face, this is probably the best.(Pitch 1) Face climb up past 2 bolts and make a long stretch (11c) into the crack which is followed (10b/c) to a ledge.(Pitch 2) Up the short arching crack to the summit (9).Head left along top, then back down right along a ramp. ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: The incredible Inauguron Dome
BETA PHOTO: Wheat Beri-Beri, 5.11 R
Inauguron Dome in the foreground and Elephant Arch...
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Mar 26, 2009
On the right side of this dome is the excellent Tony Carbone (5.10b). It's 2 pitches and not R rated. First pitch has bolts, and the 2nd pitch goes past a bolt or 2 then up a 5.8 crack.