Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Slab City (Right)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chaste but Tasty S 
Groove Factor S 
Juggernaut S 
Lovely Lady S 
Pity Committee S 
Pleasure Dome S 
Utopia S 
White Heat S 
White Light S 

Pleasure Dome 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2004
Page Views: 644
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 19, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (6)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Contemplating the tricky crux of Pleasure Dome (5....

Open, with restrictions: Park on the street MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Climb past the initial slab to a ledge and the base of a smooth, undulating face where a few reachy moves gain an inobvious hold and the third bolt. Wander upwards to reach the crux, at the 7th bolt, which is bouldery and quite fun once you decipher the moves. Continue up easy face and finish with an interesting mantle onto a sandy ledge (whisk broom optional).

This climb is more enjoyable and interesting than it looks and is a good choice if looking to tick off something less popular and crowded.

Location 

Starts 10' right of Groove Factor and is easily identified by a triangular slab of rock with a bolt at it's apex. There exists an unknown route uphill from this route which actually shares some holds with this climb three-quarters of the way up.

Protection 

9 bolts, chain anchor


Comments on Pleasure Dome Add Comment
Show which comments
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 19, 2007

In Louie Anderson's guide for Riverside Quarry, the author states that this route tends to wander a bit. I'll say! The line meanders all over the place but manages to bring one to the bolts every time. But I think that's what makes this climb fun.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 22, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Went straight up the bolt line. Not sure where the route was supposed to go. Straight up the bolt line goes through an interesting sequence at the 5th/6th bolt. Took a bit to figure it out...
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 11, 2013

Super-contrived squeeze job that wanders all over to remain at the rating. Crosses the 5.7 route (which starts to the right), but it's not completely obvious where to cross as the bolt lines are very close together for a ways.

Rock quality is good...which is about the only good thing about this one. Not even really functional as a warmup. Skip this one and move on to something better.