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The Pleasuredome 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Matt Johnson / Troy Dixon
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, Winter, or Fall
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Submitted By: Matthew.Johnson91 on Mar 20, 2015

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Description 

This route is a great all around adventure! It involves a 30 minute paddle, 30 minute approach hike (bushwhack), a couple of pitches of enjoyable climbing and a fun dramatic rappel for the descent.

Pitch 1: Climb up a fun but occasionally loose face for about 35 feet (5.6) to a crack system which leads to a large double-ledge belay. Awkward pro at belay ledge. Two possibilities exist for the 2nd pitch, both depositing you on the summit block.

Pitch 2A: Continue up crack system to a dramatic saddle, then traverse out onto the face to the right under the summit block to a palo verde tree at the top of the crack described in Pitch 2B. From there, scramble up the summit block to the top (5.3)

PITCH 2B: Move out and right toward the classic lightning-shaped crack just below the palo verde tree visible at the top. Huge exposure, classic moves and plenty of opportunities for protection. This pitch is the main event.(5.6) Scramble up summit block to top out.

Descent: one double-rope rappel from the palo verde tree at the top of pitch 2B.

Location 


Protection 

All trad at the moment but planning to add a bolt at the beginning of pitch one and a couple at the first belay ledge. Standard rack of stoppers and cams, also bring a long sling of about 12 feet to back up the rap anchor (which is the slung palo verde tree)


Photos of The Pleasuredome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: the descent
the descent
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit block
On the summit block
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 2A
pitch 2A
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1
Pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach
On the approach
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the rocky shore where you'll start your ap...
This is the rocky shore where you'll start your ap...
Rock Climbing Photo: topo map
BETA PHOTO: topo map
Rock Climbing Photo: Notes made when first scoping out the route
BETA PHOTO: Notes made when first scoping out the route

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