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North Astro Dome - Southwest Face

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L to R R to L Alpha
Chute to Kill S 
Deliver Us from Evil T 
Godsend S 
Hush Puppies T 
Lead Us Not Into Temptation S 
Let Your Freak Flag Fly S 
Life's a Pitch S 

North Astro Dome - Southwest Face 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.03859, -116.14801 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
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Description 

Although seldom visited the backside of the popular North Astro Dome can be a good spot to escape the crowds and climb in warmth when the other side is too cold or crowded. The climbing here is characterized by steep slab climbing on fairly good quality tan rock. Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9), Chute to Kill (5.10c) and Life's a Pitch (5.12a) are amongst the better lines here.

Routes from left to right:

Let Your Freak Flag Fly (5.7)
Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9)
Godsend (5.10b TR)
Life's a Pitch (5.12a)
Chute to Kill (5.10c)
Deliver Us from Evil (5.8 R)
Hush Puppies (5.6)


Getting There 

Starting from the base of North Astro Dome - Northeast Face circle right around the north side of the dome over increasingly rocky terrain until you can chimney/stem up a prominent rocky gully (4th class/easy 5th) to reach the base of this wall.


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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 North Astro Dome - Southwest Face:
Let Your Freak Flag Fly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Lead Us Not Into Temptation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Godsend   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Chute to Kill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For North Astro Dome - Southwest Face
Lisa Pritchett leading Chute to Kill

Chute to Kill 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Astro Dome - Southwes...
This route will test your faith in the J-Tree stone! Very delicate thin edging starts the route off with a crux section between the 3rd and 5th bolts. The start could be considered the 10c section depending on height. A fun route to top-rope as well after climbing Lead Us Not Into Temptation (5.9). The best decent is to rap off the Lead Us Not Into Temptation anchors. Enjoy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Apr 3, 2010

Godsend was established, chopped, and has now been re-established once again as a lead;...it is an excellent climb.

By RTM
Apr 4, 2010

Let Your Freak Flag Fly. FA: Brent Webster