This dome is the hallmark of Courtright and rightly so. Power Dome hosts some bold friction climbs with the occasional solution pocket for psychological comfort. A word of caution: most routes are runout like the routes in Tuolumne! Rest assured, Power Dome claims several classics: 'Welcome To Courtright' (5.10a), 'A Little Nukey' (5.9-), Eve Laeger's route 'Esto Power' (.10d) and 'Consider Me Gone', a sphincter tighting 5.10c....tough for it's grade!
Located in the Helms Canyon, one can spot this dome to the right from Courtright Rd. (upon entering the area).
6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Power Dome:
A Little Nukey 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 750'
Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
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The Paraclete 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Power Dome
This is a fantastic and fairly sustained route that follows a black streak to the top of Power Dome. It begins on the same ledge as Welcome to Courtright, on the far end (climber's right) of the ledge system.With a 70m rope, pitches 1 and 2, and 3 and 4 can be easily linked.Pitch 1 (5.10a, 4 bolts): Start up a short right facing feature to the first bolt 20-25 feet off the ground. Continue up small holds and friction moves to a 2 bolt anchor.Pitch 2 (5.10a, 5 bolts): Follow the black streak ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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