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L to R R to L Alpha
Adhesion TR 
Bat Crack Left T,TR 
Bat Crack Right TR 
Bat Roof T,TR 
Bat Roof Direct TR 
Beginner's Cracks T,TR 
Candy Corn Boulder T 
Chamberlin's Chimney T,TR 
Fingerprint TR 
Fly or Die TR 
Great Chimney TR 
Khazad Arete T,TR 
Popcorn T,TR 
Rotten Face TR 
Squeeze Cheeze TR 
Test Piece T,TR 
Triscuit Rock TR 
Unconquerable T,TR 
Unconquerable Tunnel Through T 
Whatchamadigit Crack T,TR 

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Description 

The most popular concentration of routes on Buck's Bar Dome, which mostly face east to southeast.

Since the routes in the Great Flake and Great Chimney in Cottrell's guide flow continuously into the Main Area climbs, I'm including both together for now on this page.

Getting There 

From the Cosumnes River Gorge trail, follow the winding trail southeast down Dinkum Gulley, northeast around the Great Flake, north to the large flat staging area at the base of the Main Area.

Climbing Season

For the Buck's Bar Dome area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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 Main Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Area:
Test Piece   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Unconquerable   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Squeeze Cheeze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   
Chamberlin's Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Bat Roof   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Triscuit Rock   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 20'   
Fly or Die   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Adhesion   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Bat Crack Left   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 40'   
Bat Roof Direct   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     TR, 35'   
Fingerprint   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rotten Face 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Main Area
A short climb with an incredible mix of powerful and balance moves. Thin crimps straight up from the start until an interesting undercling on a flake, then trend left and up to the obvious crack and anchors. The rock is very sharp and somewhat crumbly. The crux of the route is probably getting on it....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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