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Split Dome

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Big Boy 
Bike Across America 
Bite Me 
C.C. Takes San Jose 
Cleared For Takeoff 
Desert Sky (aka Environment-Oil President) 
In And Out 
Nipple, The 
Nuptual Sac 
Porky's Excellent Adventure 
Potato Gun, The 
Too Obvious 
Turtle Vein 

Split Dome 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0097, -116.0551 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Feb 27, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: Split Dome area.
Photo by Blitzo.


Split Dome is the large mass of rock adjacent to the Split Rocks parking area. It is divided by a conspicuous east-west gully. There are huge boulders that surround Split Dome proper and several of them have established routes (e.g. The Popsicle). Virtually all of the climbs require anchors and the descents are walkoffs.

Fun bolt protected and mixed climbs on south facing rock include Bike Across America (5.10c), Strip Search (5.10c), and Turtle Vein (5.8). A very good mixed route on the west face is Desert Sky (aka Environment-Oil President) (5.11a). An excellent overhanging crack on the east face is Cleared For Takeoff (5.11b).

Getting There 

Split Dome is easily seen from the Split Rocks parking area.

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"Gynogroove". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Gynogroove 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Split Dome
This fun, easy chimney/offwidth climbs the outside of the first crack / chimney to the right of the Big Boy / In and Out alcove. It is the chimney to the left of Bumpy. It has likely been climbed several times over the years due to its stunning visual appearance from the parking lot. In fact I may have soloed it in approach shoes about 20 years ago. Can't really remember. Senility has taken its toll. Due to the wavy nature of the rock, wide techniques are only needed in a very short section near...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Split Dome. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Split Dome.
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Climbers on "Worthy of It.
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