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Jazz Dome 

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 39.4277, -105.2092 View Map  Incorrect?
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Jazz Dome is a slab overlooking the North Fork of the South Platte just west of the small town (and rocks) of Dome Rock. It's south- and east-facing and has a few bolted slab routes.

Hubbel is mistaken concerning the access to this rock. There is private property very close to the rock, but the rock itself is located on Denver Water property and you can access the rock without trespassing. Denver Water claims to have no objections to climbing at Jazz. It also seems as if the current residents are much more laid back than Hubbel's supposed weapons brandishing owner. Message me for details.

Getting There 

From the intersection of Platte River Road and S. Foxton Road, drive just under 2.5 miles east. Just past a driveway on the left, park in a bend in the river on the right. Cross the road and do the short hike to the rock. You can see it from the road.

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jazz Dome:
Easy Listening   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pissappointment   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 105'   
D&D   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   
Straight - No Chaser   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Dad Loves Jazz   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Featured Route For Jazz Dome
Mandy following Moonlight Cocktail.

Moonlight Cocktail 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CO : South Platte : ... : Jazz Dome
Boulder up to the first bolt. This is the crux, and it is definitely harder than the 5.5 rating given in Hubbel's book. Though after the first bolt the climbing eases considerably.The bolts are shoddy, but it seems that if they were more solid that the placements would be ok. I just don't think any of them would hold much of a fall.I also would not consider this a beginner route, but it is a good introduction to bolted, slab climbing. Enjoyable route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The dome as seen on the approach.
BETA PHOTO: The dome as seen on the approach.
It's so steep! <br />Photo by Blitzo.
It's so steep!
Photo by Blitzo.
Location of private land.
BETA PHOTO: Location of private land.
The approach to Jazz Dome.  Five minutes if you are slow.
BETA PHOTO: The approach to Jazz Dome. Five minutes if you ar...
Jazz Dome from the parking area.
BETA PHOTO: Jazz Dome from the parking area.
South Platte and Jazz Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Platte and Jazz Dome.
Photo by Blitzo.
Poison Ivy. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Poison Ivy.
Photo by Blitzo.
This is the natural approach to the practice aid ladders. It's uphill from all of the main routes.
This is the natural approach to the practice aid l...
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By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 4, 2010

The Lat/Long are: 39.427699, -105.20914.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Nov 4, 2010

Fun routes to take young kids on. That said, bolts should be updated.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Nov 7, 2010

That's good to know. I took Ethan here two Springs ago, and it was spinner city.