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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 19, 2006


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Java Dome is really three distinct faces, North, South, and West. Its south face is home to a decent selection of lower-end difficulty, slab routes. These routes are basically bolt-protected. The rock quality on this south face is fairly good. There are a few routes on the west face as well which require traditional pro. Fortunately, there are rarely crowds here. Enjoy.


North Face (Grey Wave Wall) - best approached from the Atlantis Slab

A. Clear Lycra, 10+ R, 1p, 150', bolts.
B. Hammerhead, 10 R, 1p, 150', bolts.
C. El Nino, 10 PG-13, 1p, 150', bolts.
D. Burley Dudes, 11+ R, 1p, 150', bolts.
E. Way Jingus, 11, 1p, 150', TR.
F. Traditionalists at Work, 9, 1p, 180', bolts.

West Face - approached from either Atlantis Slab or Bali Dome approaches

A. Rock Lobster, 10 S, bolts & gear.
B. Banzai Pipeline, 9, gear.
C. Big, Ugly Chimney, 9 X, 1p, 165', gear.
D. Banzai Escape, 8, gear.

South Face - best approached from the Bali Dome approach

A. Beach Blanket Bingo, 10, 1p, 80', bolts (Leeper hangers).
B. Vertical Beach Party, 9 S, 1p, 130', bolts.
C. The Unhead, 6 VS.
D. Quit Yer Beachin', 6 R, 1p, 160', bolts.
E. Route 5.6, 6, 1p, 130', bolts.

Getting There 

From Denver, go West on US Hwy 285, go South (left) on Foxton Rd, this Ts at the South Platte River, head East (left) to South Platte, then it curves South, go 3 miles. There is a prominent, large boulder across the South Platte River just North of the parking area. Park where legal. 2 drainages can be hiked up. The North one has Atlantis Slab a short way up. Choose the South drainage. Hike 20 minutes or so. Find the South face. Scramble up and around some boulders to find this route on the right side of the South face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Java Dome:
Quit Yer Beachin'   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   South Face
Traditionalists at Work   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   North Face
Platte Magic   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   North Face
Hammerhead   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   North Face
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Platte Magic 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  CO : South Platte : ... : North Face
Yet another terrific route on a great wall. This route offers very nice climbing that flirts with a black water streak that has exquisite rock.This route starts just behind the large evergreen tree. It is the 5th bolted route from the left, and the 6th route from the left if you include the 'Way Jingus' toprope.Begin with relatively easy slabbing to the first bolt. Some fun sidepull flakes get you up to the 2nd and third bolts. Kind of cruxy at the 3rd bolt and eases off to sustained clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By slim
Jul 20, 2010
Leo, can you break the Java Dome down into 3 sub-sections:
North Face (Grey Wave Wall)
West Face
South Face

and then put traditionalists at work on the north face and big ugly chimney on the west face? The north face routes are more easily accessed from the Atlantis Slab approach, the south face from the Bali Dome approach, and the west face probably from either approach.

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