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South Astro Dome - East Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Hex Marks the Poot T 
If You Really Loved Me, You'd Buy Me A Turkey T 
Let's **** the Crack Whore T 
Naked Singularity T 
Primal Flake T 
Strike It Rich T 

South Astro Dome - East Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.03824, -116.1466 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Climber on Hex Marks the Poot (5.8-) ©


Just left of the more popular Northeast Face is this large expanse of rock which tapers off towards the south. Half a dozen or so routes are located here but few of them see anywhere a fraction of the ascents the more popular lines elsewhere on the Astro Domes see. Primal Flake (5.9+), Strike It Rich (5.10a) and Naked Singularity (5.11c) are some of the better lines here.

Routes from left to right:

Primal Flake (5.9+)
Let's **** the Crack Whore (5.10a)
Hex Marks the Poot (5.8)
If You Really Loved Me, You'd Buy Me A Turkey (5.10b)
Strike It Rich (5.10b)
Strike a Bitch (5.10d)
Naked Singularity (5.11c)

Getting There 

See The Astro Domes page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

For the South Astro Dome area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in South Astro Dome - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Astro Dome - East Face:
Hex Marks the Poot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
If You Really Loved Me, You'd Buy Me A Turkey   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Geoff belaying Eric

Hex Marks the Poot 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Astro Dome - East Fac...
Hex Marks the Poot is an incredibly obvious crack (when standing near the Don Juan boulder) on a series of blocks leaning against the South Astro Dome. It is just left of the sheer northeast face of this formation. Climb up the hand and fist crack past a horizontal rail, and then enter the off-width. Left side in, right side smearing on the face will get you up it. It's very fun but gym rats and posers will complain. Continue to a nice alcove with weird horns to sling and belay, or continue up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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