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X Factor Dome Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.02288, -116.16969 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 5, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: X Factor Dome (SW Face) detail, Joshua Tree NP A....

Description 

Just south of Watts Towers is this large formation with just over a dozen routes scattered across it's north, west and southwest faces. Routes range from 5.8 to 5.11+ and are almost all traditionally protected.

Getting There 

Park along the road where possible and walk across the desert following faint trails to the base of the rock. Approach times vary from 5-15 minutes depending upon which portion of the rock you are visiting.

Climbing Season

For the Roadside Rocks area.

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The SW face of X Factor Dome with the Rollerball F...
The SW face of X Factor Dome with the Rollerball F...
Rock Climbing Photo: The southwest corner of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree...
The southwest corner of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree...
Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
The west face of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The north side of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
The north side of X Factor Dome, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: X Factor Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: X Factor Dome. Photo by Blitzo.

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