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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.
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.
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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+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Lead Us Not Into Temptation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Godsend 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Chute to Kill 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Deliver Us from Evil 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Astro Dome - Southwes...
If you're back here and having fun on the other routes, give this one a try too. It certainly does have an issue of being run-out but the start is well protected as well as the higher crux. Rock quality is fair and for the length of the route, a worthwhile adventure. Crazy old bolts on this one!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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