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This traditional section of Cosumnes River Gorge is a shorter version of the larger Gutenberger wall across the way. This area features cracks and face climbs from 20 - 50 feet in length that are almost all traditional routes, with some tougher top rope options available as well. Difficulty ranges from 5.1 -5.12, depending on what you're looking for. You will also find an abundance of chimneys on Bucks Bar Dome, which are all quite fun.
From the path directions for the area, this is the first rock that you come to down the path. As you head down the path you will come across the un-indentifiable top of the dome. You canwalk to the edge here where you will find top anchors and rappel, or you can walk around the far side (about 100 yards) and walk down the path. As the path heads down to the stream in a small gully, you will find the cracks of Buck's Bar Dome to your left.
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Beginner's Cracks 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Amazing Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Magic Beans 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, 50'
Live and Learn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Planned Obsolescence 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Squeeze Cheeze 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Chamberlin's Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR, 30'
Unconquerable 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Test Piece 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Drastical 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, 30'
Bat Roof 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Mangler 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Dinkum 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Fly or Die 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Adhesion 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Fingerprint 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b TR, 1 pitch, 30'
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Test Piece 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Sacramento Valley/Foothills : ... : Buck's Bar Dome
Climb up the less than vertical crack in the right corner of the main area.Sustained, this route gives excellent liebacks and jams the whole way up the crack. Trusting your feet on the excellent granite of Buck's Bar Dome is a must, but you can make it to the top!This route shares a top anchor with Adhesion (5.10c withvariations more difficult) just to the right on the face and rounded arete....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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