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Large, imposing and fairly steep with mostly excellent rock, the North Astro Dome has a dozen or so routes from 5.7 to 5.12 with the better quality lines in the 5.10 and up range. Routes range in length from one to four pitches and descent is made by rappeling from one of several sets of anchors atop the formation.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Astro Dome - Northeast Face:
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Unknown Soldier 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Gunslinger 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Astro Dome - Northeas...
A very exciting and fun route and one of the best face climbs anywhere. Bring gear for the crack on the third pitch. There are just enough bolts to make the climbing sane, but a fall in a number of places could be bad news. Make sure both leader and follower are solid 5.10 climbers as the traverse at the end of pitch one is serious for both. The 2nd and 3rd pitches are easily linked and in fact recommended. The route starts from atop a large boulder on the left side of the northeast face of the...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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