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One of the largest formations in the City of Rocks, Steinfell's Dome, AKA Chinaman's Head, has 10 routes of length. The granite here is slabbier than most of City of Rocks granite but it still has features. The routes are on the East, South, and West faces.
Steinfell's Dome is east of Granite Mountain Peak, the highest peak on the ridge. From City of Rocks Road, take Circle Creek Overlook Road to it's end. Then take the trail that heads north, aiming for the obviously large formation of Steinfell's. When one reaches Steinfells, pick your face and take the soft trail to your climb.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Steinfell's Dome:
Theater of Shadows 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 4 pitches, 500'
Sinocranium 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 7 pitches, 650'
Featured Route For Steinfell's Dome
Theater of Shadows 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome
This route is on the formation just left of Steinfell's Dome when viewed from the parking area. It climbs the spine facing the road in 4 pitches. Find the trail that leads towards Steinfell's, and traverse leftwards on trail to reach this subsidiary formation (called Jackson's Thumb).The climbing is fun, low angled, and very well protected. If you are a little low on quickdraws, there are some spots where you can unclip a bolt at your knees after reaching for the next clip. The view of the Cit...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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