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Steinfell's Dome

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Steinfell's Dome Rock Climbing 


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Location: 42.09646, -113.68672 View Map  Incorrect?
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A sunrise look at Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's T...

Description 

One of the largest formations in the City of Rocks, Steinfell's Dome, AKA Chinaman's Head, has 10 routes of length. The granite here is slabbier than most of City of Rocks granite but it still has features. The routes are on the East, South, and West faces.

Getting There 

Steinfell's Dome is east of Granite Mountain Peak, the highest peak on the ridge. From City of Rocks Road, take Circle Creek Overlook Road to it's end. Then take the trail that heads north, aiming for the obviously large formation of Steinfell's. When one reaches Steinfells, pick your face and take the soft trail to your climb.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 Steinfell's Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Steinfell's Dome:
Theater of Shadows   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 4 pitches, 500'   
Sinocranium   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 7 pitches, 650'   
Southeast Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches   
Southern Arches   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 850'   
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Featured Route For Steinfell's Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: what a blast, this is from the top looking  across...

Theater of Shadows 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Idaho : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome
This route is on the formation just left of Steinfell's Dome when viewed from the parking area. It climbs the spine facing the road in 4 pitches. Find the trail that leads towards Steinfell's, and traverse leftwards on trail to reach this subsidiary formation (called Jackson's Thumb).The climbing is fun, low angled, and very well protected. If you are a little low on quickdraws, there are some spots where you can unclip a bolt at your knees after reaching for the next clip. The view of the Cit...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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Rock Climbing Photo: The rappel from Stienfell's Dome involves two ...
BETA PHOTO: The rappel from Stienfell's Dome involves two ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The descent from Jackson's Thumb involves two ...
BETA PHOTO: The descent from Jackson's Thumb involves two ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stienfell's Dome. Jackson's Thumb is on th...
Stienfell's Dome. Jackson's Thumb is on th...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach to Stienfell's Dome from the C...
BETA PHOTO: On the approach to Stienfell's Dome from the C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Favorite view
Favorite view
Rock Climbing Photo: The Dome
The Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: An August sunrise over Steinfells Dome.
An August sunrise over Steinfells Dome.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jackson's Thumb is a subsidiary summit of Steinfel...
Jackson's Thumb is a subsidiary summit of Steinfel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steinfell's Dome from Circle Creek Overlook parkin...
BETA PHOTO: Steinfell's Dome from Circle Creek Overlook parkin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jackson's Thumb and Steinfells Dome
BETA PHOTO: Jackson's Thumb and Steinfells Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: chinaman's head and jackson's thumb
BETA PHOTO: chinaman's head and jackson's thumb
Rock Climbing Photo: Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's Thumb
BETA PHOTO: Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's Thumb

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By Adam Hammershoi
From: New York
Mar 22, 2017
Anyone know of the closest campsite to Steiffel's Dome?
By Buritona
Jul 5, 2017
If you don't have access to a rope to rappel off of the dome you can down climb the rappel gully. The first pitch, the higher of the two pitches, probably goes at 5.4-5.5 rating. The second pitch, the lower pitch, has a 10 foot section right after the lower rappel anchors station that probably goes at 5.6-5.7 rating. After that, you can walk off the last 50ish feet.

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