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Little Big Dome Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.00692, -118.40475 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Twinboas on Jul 4, 2017
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Little Big Dome with the obvious arete at the base...


A small and compact granite crag that is taller than it looks from the road (about 45m tall). The approach is moderate to long, but the rock quality is great and you will find solitude and thoughtful climbing in a beautiful location. Located just outside of the Domelands wilderness this may be a fun option if you are like us and arrive at a locked gate in the early season. Heading up Sherman Pass road you will see it on your left hand side, the arete may be highly visible due to shadows in the morning, and if not the "bunny ear boulders" on the hillside just above it should be obvious enough.

Getting There 

This area is accessed via Sherman Pass, just before the gated turn off to Domelands. The formation is visible from the road - we bushwhacked straight to it from a pull-out which was a long slog, but it looks like there is an OHV road/trail further down the road that can be used to access it relatively painlessly.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Little Big Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the route

Skyline Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Little Big Dome
This route takes the obvious arete from the very toe of the formation to the top. The crux comes low on the route, just above the first bolt as you get established in the crack/groove out left. Continue up solid flakes and overlaps staying slight right, taking advantage of natural protection where available. Two bolts protect the steeper climbing towards the top, gear anchor with medium to large cams. Walk off down the long gully on the climber's left of the formation or rappel from the one ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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