BETA PHOTO: From the Geology overlook walk to the NW shoulder ...
This dome is the hallmark of Courtright and rightly so. Power Dome hosts some bold friction climbs with the occasional solution pocket for psychological comfort. A word of caution: most routes are runout like the routes in Tuolumne! Rest assured, Power Dome claims several classics: 'Welcome To Courtright' (5.10a), 'A Little Nukey
' (5.9-), Eve Laeger's route 'Esto Power' (.10d) and 'Consider Me Gone', a sphincter tighting 5.10c....tough for it's grade!
Located in the Helms Canyon, one can spot this dome to the right from Courtright Rd. (upon entering the area).
Climbing Season For the Courtright Reservoir area.
Weather station 13.6 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Power Dome
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Power Dome:
Hannaramic 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
PG13 Sport, 6 pitches, 700'
Featured Route For Power Dome
Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Power Dome
This is a stellar route that follows a prominent black streak near the center of Power Dome. The 5.9 cruxes are well protected but there are some big runouts on 5.7 and easier terrain, making this route a bit more challenging than A Little Nukey. For approach information, see the A Little Nukey page. (Approach option #2, rapping in on the dome's left flank, is by far the best option btw).To find the start of the route look for a super obvious 90-degree angled roof/corner about 150ft up. The...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: On the South Face of Power Dome; this is the start...
Descent ledge to rappel anchors. I am standing nea...
BETA PHOTO: Somewhat high-res image of the West Face of Power ...
Power Dome from the top of the dam, Courtright Res...
Power Dome, Courtright Reservoir
BETA PHOTO: Divorce Quartz
dam as seen from the top of power dome
The summit of Power Dome catches the final rays of...
The author enjoys an area classic, 'A Little Nukey...