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Labor Dome

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Labor Dome  

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Location: 34.02111, -116.16682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 12, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Labor Dome. Photo by Blitzo.


Labor Dome is a trad rock with 3 routes listed in the latest book I have access to. There is at least one additional line on this rock, and all are traditional. The rock's westwardly aspect makes it a good morning destination in the heat, or mid-day to afternoon destination in the summer.

The three routes documented on this rock are: Working Overtime (5.9), A Woman's Work is Never Done (5.10c), Time and A Half (5.10d). One more is to be described here as: Part-Timer (5.7). It is not presumed to be a F.A., but the name was unknown. None of these climbs are "super" but all seem worth doing if you are in the area.

To descend, walk some distance to the south, behind and over a boulder or two, and then down the west to some large boulders, then back North to the base of the climbs.

Getting There 

Locate this rock by going through Steve's Canyon, and an additional 150-200 yards North, on the left side (east) is Hit Man Rock, on the Right is Labor Dome. Labor Dome is easily distinguished from other surrounding rocks by the small square roof on the left side and the much larger rounded roof on the right side, about 20' off of the ground.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Labor Dome:
A Woman's Work is Never Done   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Labor Dome
"Working Overtime". Photo by Blitzo.

Working Overtime 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Labor Dome
This is a very clean steep finger crack. It is very short, with only one hard move....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Mary Moser
Nov 25, 2011
The Joshua Tree West guidebook indicates that there is a 2-bolt anchor at the top of Working Overtime. This anchor is no longer there, so be prepared to build your own anchor. The walk off to the climber's right isn't bad at all.
By The Gray Tradster
Nov 25, 2011
The anchor was a completely unnecessary retro bolt job and deserved the chop.

There's a perfectly satisfactory crack within three feet.
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