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Dream Dome

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Brief History of Time T 
Broken Dreams 
Down, Not Out 
Dreamscape S 
Dry Ice S 
Flying Vee T,TR 
Gully Washer S 
Jake's Problem 
Journey to Ixtlan S 
Long Lost Dreams 
Phantasmagoria T,S 
Red Limit S 
Route between Timeless and Gully Washer S 
Sea of Dreams S 
Simone Has Dreams TR 
Soul on Ice S 
Stained Glass S 
Tales of Power S 
Timeless aka New Route Right of A Brief History S 
Unknown between Brief History & Timeless S 
Wet Dreams S 
Whippers in Time S 
Wrinkles in Time T 

Dream Dome  

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BETA PHOTO: Upper and Lower Dream Canyon Modified from origin...


This is another great wall. Some of the routes are fully bolted, some require a few pieces of gear in addition to the bolts, and some are a bit runout.

Routes L->R:

The first five routes start up the approach gully left of Wrinkles In Time. Bring gear for belay anchors at the start, or climb the approach gully as part of the pitch. You can also access these routes via rappel (two ropes) from one of the trees at the top of Dream Dome.

A. Dreamscape 8, 1p, bolts.
B. Sea of Dreams 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. Flying Vee 10a R-X, 1p, bolt, pin, & gear.
D. Soul on Ice 11 PG, 1p, bolts.
E. Dry Ice, 11 PG, 1p, bolts & gear.

The next route starts at the base of the approach gully.

F. Stained Glass, 11-, 2p. P1: 11-, bolts & gear. P2: 10-11, bolts, bolt anchor.

Right of the approach gully.

G. Wrinkles In Time, 9, 2p. P1: 9, bolts & gear. P2: 7, bolts +/- gear.
H. Phantasmagoria, 2 p, 11-, P1: 11a, bolts & gear. P2: 10-, bolts & gear.
I. Tales of Power, 11, 2p. P1: 11b, bolts. P2: 11-, bolts.
J. Journey to Ixtlan 11-, 1p, bolts.
K. Red Limit 12c A0, bolts.
L. Laidback Nightmare, V1-2.
LM. Shared Dreams, V3-4.
M. Simone Has Dreams, V4-5, 20', bolts or TR or boulder.
N. A Brief History of Time 9, 1p, bolts & gear.
O. Unknown between Brief History & Timeless, 10, 1p, 80', bolts.
P. Timeless aka New Route Right of A Brief History, 9+, 1p, 85', bolts.
Q. Route between Timeless and Gully Washer, 8, 1p, 40', bolts.
R. Gully Washer 9, 1p, bolts.
S. Wet Dreams 10-, 1p, bolt, TR.

Getting There 

On the far north end of Dream Canyon, on the east side. It's situated just to the right of Oceanic Wall and to the left of Lost Angel wall.

From the upper end of the parking area, walk west about 150' down the road and take the trail on the left, next to a fence. Follow this trail down toward the creek, next to a split-rail fence. Near the bottom, you'll pass Thunder Point and the Icon. At the bottom, right next to the creek, you'll get to Oceanic Wall. Climb up left on talus on the right side of Oceanic Wall. You'll get to Dream Dome by the the route Wrinkles In Time. Approach time: 15 minutes.

The first five routes can be accessed via a two-rope rappel from one of the trees at the top of Dream Dome. Look for a trail cutting off to the left (blocked by small logs and branches) as you're walking down the main trail toward the creek. A short walk on this trail takes you to the top of Dream Dome above the routes Dreamscape and Sea of Dreams.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dream Dome:
Wrinkles in Time   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
A Brief History of Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Gully Washer   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Flying Vee   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Wet Dreams   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sea of Dreams   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Soul on Ice   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Tales of Power   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Dry Ice   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Stained Glass   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Whippers in Time   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Red Limit   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Brent Pohlmann with his hand on the finishing hold...

Tales of Power 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CO : Boulder : ... : Dream Dome
Start 70' uphill from Wrinkles in Time at a slab leading to a right-facing corner capped by a roof. P1. Climb up right to a small roof and pull it on the right. Layback up to a right-facing corner, then move left and up past a roof to a 2-bolt anchor on the slab. 11b, 80', 9 bolts.P2. Climb up the slab on an obvious black waterstreak to a 2-bolt anchor. Delicate friction climbing and manteling. 11a, 70', 7 bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Dream Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Dream wood.
Dream wood.
View from the base of 'Wrinkles in Time', Oct. '09...
View from the base of 'Wrinkles in Time', Oct. '09...
The Dream Dome. Photo: Bob Horan
The Dream Dome. Photo: Bob Horan

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By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 30, 2003
A note on the approach. We made the error of descending all the way into the canyon to climb Dreamscape. It is a tricky approach to the left routes from here involving some unroped climbing up a narrow slot. Much easier to rappel to the routes (from trees) which are only about 5 minutes from the car! Our first time in there and it can be confusing.
By Nick Fury
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 17, 2009
It seems there are two or three more bolted lines past the Gully Wash/Wet Dreams bolts now. I only had time for one and it was well bolted, and a really fun moderate (5.9+-5.10a) route. It was not the next one over from those bolts but the one after that. Bring 11 quickdraws.
By Jeremy W
From: Clinton, NY
Aug 25, 2011
There's an orange Petzl rope stuck on dream dome, maybe halfway in. I'll grab it this Saturday. Feel free to unstick it and hide it if you're climbing that route.
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