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Elevenmile Dome

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cheryl's Peril S 
Counter Strike S 
EZ Street T,S 
Face Value S 
Happy Trails S 
Kathy's Crack T 
Mike Johnson Route S 
Miss Wyoming S 
Moby Grape T 
Original Sin S 
Overleaf, The T 
Phantom Pinnacle T 
South Face Direct S 
Stone Groove T 
Unnamed 5.9 S 

Elevenmile Dome  


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BETA PHOTO: Elevenmile Dome on right as seen from approach.

Description 

This popular dome is quite large, south-facing, and hosts many fine moderate sport and trad routes. Most routes are single pitch with rap anchors, but for those that do summit, an easy downclimb is possible.

Getting There 

The mileage at 2.8 from the start of the canyon off of CR96 on the right side of the road (no river crossing).

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',2],['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 Elevenmile Dome:
Counter Strike   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Phantom Pinnacle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 290'   
Moby Grape   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
The Overleaf   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Face Value   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cheryl's Peril   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Miss Wyoming   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Unnamed 5.9   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Original Sin   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mike Johnson Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
South Face Direct   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Elevenmile Dome
Miss New Hampshire leading Miss Wyoming.

Miss Wyoming 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : South Platte : ... : Elevenmile Dome
The route is shown in the Stewart Green Colorado guide (new edition). Good climbing with a lot more holds and ledges than you can see from the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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John leading unknown route between Cheryl's Peril and Counter Strike.
BETA PHOTO: John leading unknown route between Cheryl's Peril ...

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By Bill Parmenter
Aug 30, 2002
Be aware of communication concerns. Due to the river noise below it is difficult or impossible to hear each other on the routes that are longer than half a rope (80 feet) long. "The Overleaf", "Cheryl's Perils", "Moby Grape" and "Original Sin" are ones that alternate communication plans would be benificial. Consider rope tugs, pra-arranged non-verbal sequence of events, or two way radios on these routes, and possibly others if river flow is high.
By ROC
From: Englewood, CO
May 5, 2003
I agree with Bill. Alternative communication plans are a must here. My girlfriend and I purchased two way radios the night before and used them here. Climbing long pitches has never been easier and funner. Nothing is worse than not being able to communicate when both of your lives depend on it. Radios are cheap and are a lot safer, I believe, than rope tugs. Especially when the tugs can get confusing. Anyways, a great area to climb, although it does get extremely busy and dusty from its proximity right off the road.
By JJM
May 8, 2006
Does anyone know the name and rating of the bolted route far on the right of Elevenmile Dome (to the right of Happy Trails)? It starts at a ledge with a tree and the second pitch has two bolts and goes over a roof.

Thanks
By Bill Schmausser
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 18, 2006
That would be EZ Street 5.7. Another Stewart Green and family production. My kid likes this climb.
By JJM
May 18, 2006
Bill,

Thanks for the info. Do you know the rating of the second pitch as it goes over the roof?

JJM
By Bill Schmausser
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 20, 2006
JJM,

5.7 or so
By Steven N
From: CO
Jul 24, 2007
It's been a while since I've been to Eleven Mile Dome. What's the new route (5.8ish) between Face Value and Cheryl's Peril?
By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 11, 2008
My partner and I did a climb yesterday between Stone Groove and The Overleaf. We began down and left of the Overleaf and climbed up into zig-zagging cracks that are obvious from the road to the south of the dome. There are a couple of belay options for the first pitch. I went straight up for the second pitch through more discontinuous cracks to a low-angle slab with a very easy runout. The belay options for the 2nd pitch aren't great so we got creative, then traversed over a huge flake near the top of the beautiful Stone Groove, down to the tree, then out. A fun, adventurous outing with somewhat challenging pro. Thanks Sean!
By Scott Teske
May 29, 2012
The beta in the Rock Climbing Colorado book by Falcon Guides sucks for this area, a few things are mislabeled and therefore the ratings are off... descriptions/pictures/route numbers are "off by one", so just beware... obvious 5.5 easy slab "Counter Strike" is a good point of reference....