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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 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 750'
Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
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Welcome to Courtright 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Power Dome
This is a stellar route that follows a prominent black streak near the center of Power Dome. The 5.9 cruxes are well protected but there are some big runouts on 5.7 and easier terrain, making this route a bit more challenging than A Little Nukey. For approach information, see the A Little Nukey page. (Approach option #2, rapping in on the dome's left flank, is by far the best option btw).To find the start of the route look for a super obvious 90-degree angled roof/corner about 150ft up. The...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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