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.54 Chunk 'o Lead T 
30,000 Casualties T,S 
Abracadabra T 
Amp Left S 
Amp Right S 
Bull Run S 
Chickamauga S 
Clippers and Saws T 
Flee S 
Ghost Rider T 
Gimp Verde T,S 
Hanging Judge S 
Harper's Ferry T,S 
Kennesaw Mountain S 
Landscape Architect S 
March To The Sea S 
Merrimac, The S 
Midlife Crisis T,S 
Nathan Forrest T 
Pendejo S 
Penny Lane S 
Rebel Yell S 
Rightist S 
Tanner Classic S 
Two Fine People S 
Unknown S 
Vicksburg S 
Zing S 
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Tanner Dome  

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As impressive in appearance and rock quality as anything in the South Platte, with almost the warmth of Shelf Road. Climbing on this rock for the most part didn't start until 2002. Tanner contains the most routes on Oak Creek Grade Road. Most routes are one too three pitch bolted sport routes, with only one super trad. Route. As most routes are long, a 60meter rope is recommended. The routes vary from being over bolted to a little sporty, depending on who bolted the line. Routes range from 5.7 to 5.11, however the potential for harder routes exists. In winter high winds in the parking lot can be misleading, as most routes are sheltered and pleasant in winter.

Getting There 

Take Fremont County 143 or as it's called, Oak Creek Grade Road, south of Canyon City, to mile marker 11. Park hear, and take trail 1333. After 1/8 miles take the side trail on the right. This trail heads north and will take you to the rocks on the right of Tanner rock, and then east to Tanner Rock. At lest a twenty minute walk from the car.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tanner Dome:
Zing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tanner Classic   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Landscape Architect   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Amp Left   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Rightist   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
30,000 Casualties   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Amp Right   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
Clippers and Saws   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pendejo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 330'   
Chickamauga   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Tanner Dome  from parking lot

Pendejo 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : The Wet Mountains : ... : Tanner Dome
The route takes the obvious arête on the left side of Tanner Rock. At this time, the far left, bolted route on Tanner Rock. 200 feet left of the trad route Clippers and Saws.Pitch one 5.10c - Starts just left of a hard looking overhang. 8 bolts and anchor. The first pitch can also be done as a sport pitch, by stopping at the first set of anchors. (Use a 60 meter rope). Pitch two - 5.10b 11 bolts and anchor.Pitch three - 10 bolts and anchor takes the steep face on big holds, best done as a sport ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Tanner Dome.
Tanner Dome.
Dan and Dondo cragging just off of Oak Creek Grade...
Dan and Dondo cragging just off of Oak Creek Grade...
Tanner Dome moderate routes: 1) Rightist, 5.9+. 2)...
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The approach is the ideal warmup, great place!
The approach is the ideal warmup, great place!

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 16, 2005
Tanner Dome is closed to climbing every spring until August 1.
By lbishop
From: Durango, CO
Mar 9, 2008
More specifically, April 1 - August 1.
By Jason Young
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 1, 2013
Does the raptor closure here include all routes on Tanner Dome, or just a select few?
By Nelson Lunsford
Apr 8, 2013
My understanding is that everything right of the FS trail is off limits from April 1st to August 1st.
By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Jun 10, 2013
I talked to the FS LEO, and any climbing within 3/4 of mile from the West Bear Gulch trail is closed to the birds.
By Jason Young
From: Los Alamos, NM
Dec 2, 2013
My wife and I climbed here last Friday. It was pretty windy, but we were still very comfortable in the sun with no clouds and wearing t-shirts. The hike up was snowy and cool in the shade and warm in the sun. The hike was a bit long (for Sportos), and route finding was a little tricky (looking back I don't why), but it was worth it. The stone here is VERY good! It's well-featured, well-bolted, and solid.

All told, it was a fun little adventure (for the likes of us anyway), and a pleasant surprise to climb on quality granite on a Winter's day. I'd recommend it for a nice, moderate outing.
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