Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
These awesome domes lie in the heart of the Wonderland of Rocks and sport some of the longest routes in the park. Classics include Solid Gold (10a) and Such a Savage (11a). The climbing is characterized by steep face climbing on small edges protected by bolts. Remember though, that these climbs were put up in the days of the bolt-on-lead ethic, and ARE NOT SPORT CLIMBS. Just because these routes aren't given an "R" (by tradition) doesn't mean you won't encounter significant runouts with dangerous fall potential: a small rack is usually useful to supplement the fixed gear on these routes. The majority of the routes on these domes face northeast and thus can be quite cold in the winter and see little sun. That being said a warm day in January brings ideal climbing conditions if you don't mind being a little chilly.
Directions are difficult in the Wonderland. It is best to bring a good map to help locate the Astro Domes.
25 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in South Astro Dome
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Astro Dome :
Breakfast of Champions 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170' South Astro Dome - Northeas...
Featured Route For South Astro Dome
Such a Savage 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Astro Dome - Northeas...
Yet another of the classic face routes on the Astro Domes, this one is memorable for a stiff runout to the first bolt as well as the steep, well-protected face climbing higher. P1) Climb about 20' of insecure 5.10 friction above the talus to a bolt, run it out again to a second bolt (this feels much easier) and continue to a ledge above which the wall steepens to vertical. Four more bolts along a bolt ladder (some clips are awkward) take you to a bolted belay. P2) Leave the belay and climb feat...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for South Astro Dome
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Southern California Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic