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North Astro Dome - Southwest Face

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North Astro Dome - Southwest Face 


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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


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['<=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+ 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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Featured Route For North Astro Dome - Southwest Face
Chris Parks belays at Sunset on 'Lead Us Not Into Tempation' (5.9). Photo by Tony Bubb, 1/04.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : North Astro Dome - Southwes...
Near the left margin of the wall scramble to a ledge at the base of the route. Steep smears and edges past six bolts lead past to a bolted anchor/rap.A nice climb in an out of the way location that is often overlooked because of a lengthy, rather involved approach. ...[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