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Castle Dome  


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 41.17479, -122.32717 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Aug 15, 2003
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Description 

This trad dome feels of the Sierra, though it's in the Cascades. At about 1,000 feet tall, there are routes for climbers of all abilities on all sides of the rock. Climbing and rock are in some cases excellent, and in other cases quite terrifying.

All routes decend of the hiking trail, which is a 15 minute third class scramble down some frictiony surfaces on the West side of the rock heading back to the observation deck.

There are no access issues, and you can camp closeby if you don't feel like making the trek back to the car at night.

Getting There 

Hike the VERY long and steadily uphill Castle Crags path from the Vista Point parking area. Hike 2.7 miles to the observation deck, and the west face of the rock will be in front of you in all it's glory.

Many routes start on the other side of the rock, and there are many approaches and strategies to getting to those.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Dome:
Castle Dome - 4th class route   X     Trad, 5 pitches, 840'   
NW Ridge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'   
The Dike Route (aka East Face)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 1100'   
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Featured Route For Castle Dome
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The Dike Route (aka East Face) 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Shasta Cascade : ... : Castle Dome
The route climbs on or near a dike for 1100 feet of well featured face climbing. Climbing is sustained continuous 5.8 with many 5.9 sections and a few short 5.10 cruxes. Expect 20 to 30 foot runouts on 5.8 ground with more protection available during the harder stretches.The route is in the sun in the morning and goes into shade in the mid afternoon. The descent does not return to the base of the route. We found the Laird Davis guidebook description and topo accurate and easy to follow.We we...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Castle Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Angela on the 4th pitch of the Dike Route IV 5.10+
Angela on the 4th pitch of the Dike Route IV 5.10+
A good view of the Southeastern face of Castle Dom...
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the Southeastern face of Castle Dom...

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