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Hammer Dome

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Hammer Dome 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 38.49188, -120.22803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
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Description 

This is the smaller dome, north of Calaveras Dome.

Watch out for poison oak.


Getting There 

Walk the aqueduct west to the cliff.


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['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 Hammer Dome:
Wings and Stings   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Gemini Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Sea of Holes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Smoke Screen   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Squeaks of Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
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Featured Route For Hammer Dome
"Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is a song from Pink Floyd's second album, "A Saucerful of Sedrets", released 6-29-1969.

Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CA : Central Sierra : ... : Hammer Dome
This climbs the smooth slab, a ways left of "Gemini Cracks", for three pitches. Start left of a black streak near the center of the slab, from a group of trees. Climb a 5.11 pitch past bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. A 5.10b pitch leads to a 2-bolt anchor. The last pitch is 5.8. Rappel the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climbing on Hammer Dome. <br />Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome.
Photo: Gordon Collection.
Climbing on Hammer Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on Hammer Dome.
Photo by Blitzo.
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