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Steinfell's Dome

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The Dome

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


6 Total Routes


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The Classics

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'   
Southern Arches   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 850'   
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Featured Route For Steinfell's Dome
The route in red with belays marked.  I suggest not bringing this topo since the route's main draw is it's adventure. <br />The topo says s.chimney, but it's really Orange Corner 10d

Orange Corner 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  ID : City of Rocks : Steinfell's Dome
Edit Aug 2010: Just looked in the newer Bingham guide. This is "Orange Corner 10d" NOT south chimney. We headed up the S. Face basically following what looked like a good line. I haven't a clue if the FA party went this way exactly. Start at the base of the slab left of a left facing dihedral with a mini roof at the top....just past the grove of trees on the approach.Follow slab, cracks, and face with fun gear placements to the major dihedral you can see from the car. Good times up this part.Pu...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's Thumb
BETA PHOTO: Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's Thumb
Jackson's Thumb is a subsidiary summit of Steinfells Dome, and is home to the wonderful Theater of Shadows Route.
Jackson's Thumb is a subsidiary summit of Steinfel...
chinaman's head and jackson's thumb
BETA PHOTO: chinaman's head and jackson's thumb
A sunrise look at Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's Thumb from the parking lot.
A sunrise look at Steinfell's Dome and Jackson's T...
Jackson's Thumb and Steinfells Dome
BETA PHOTO: Jackson's Thumb and Steinfells Dome
An August sunrise over Steinfells Dome.
An August sunrise over Steinfells Dome.
Steinfell's Dome from Circle Creek Overlook parking lot.
BETA PHOTO: Steinfell's Dome from Circle Creek Overlook parkin...
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