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An overly popular area due to it's ease of approach. The upper parking lot routes you can literally belay from your car. The climbing is good, the rock solid, the weather often perfect, and there is water right there for those warmer days.
Stick clip for many of the first bolts is nice.
Camping can be found in the canyon with a little searching. NOT at the Dome.
Kudos to Paul Bernard and his great book "Rock Climbs of Northeast California" for a lot of the information. If you are going to spend any amount of time in the area climbing, a worthy investment.

Getting There 

On Highway 70 east of Oroville. Grizzly Dome is on the right (south) side of the road as you travel east, just as you approach the second of three tunnels on the highway. A large parking lot often full of cars and climbers. The tunnel, which you DO NOT go through, is labeled 'Grizzly Dome Tunnel'.

Climbing Season

For the Northeast California area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

34 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grizzly Dome:
Three Weenies Doing 5.12   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Main Wall
Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Main Wall
Ursus Horribilis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   The Main Wall
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Featured Route For Grizzly Dome
Regular route in parking area

Regular Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Northeast California : ... : The Main Wall
The large left facing dihedral marks the start of this climb. P1) 5.5 no pro start leads to a 5.6 dihedral. There is a spot for a nut about half way up to the dihedral, hard to spot. Ends on a ledge above the broken rock. P2) 5.5 Walk to climbers right side of ledge, clip bolt, head up mungy, confusing ledges, tending left and then finally right up an easy ramp to bolted belay. Careful not to drop mud on belayer!Variation - 5.10a. Far right after clipping first bolt: Instead of heading back left...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Christopher Owen
From: Nevada City, CA
May 27, 2011
Easy access, fun routes, good pro, no crowds...my favorite after work crag.
By gregthedude
From: cvo
Dec 6, 2011
Made it out over the holiday. Liked the place. there's more than 5 routes here now. Had fun and wished i could've checked more routes out.
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