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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'
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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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