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East of East Bell Tower, what was previously referred to as simply Waterfall Dome actually includes at least 3 separate granite domes. Each is separated by gully systems and for sake of clarification and location, Waterfall Dome is the very next dome to the east of East Bell.

Getting There 

Two well established trail heads now are available. One on Wasatch Blvd. and the other on the Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, which also has a parking area, toilets, and is marked as the granite trail.
Hike up the Bells canyon trail until the big waterfall and cross the stream on the rickety wood bridge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Waterfall Dome:
For Whom the Bells Toll   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
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For Whom the Bells Toll 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Waterfall Dome
After the 5 minute traverse over from the base of Kinabalu on East Waterfall Dome, start climbing up the low angle slabs and aretes. This enjoyable romp in Bells Canyon was traditionally equipped. It is well protected without ever presenting very difficult climbing and generally follows a straight forward line of ascent as well as descent.Pitch #1: Climb the slab passing a fixed piton to a two-bolt belay. 5.5, 50m.Pitch #2: Climb straight up and over a small roof past a fixed piton a...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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The day before we had climbed Pilz Grind, on this day it was the Dorsal Fin. 1983, JG, R vK, Koni Hari
The day before we had climbed Pilz Grind, on this ...
Waterfall Dome in 1983
Waterfall Dome in 1983
Topping out on Waterfall Dome's Pilz Grind in 1983
Topping out on Waterfall Dome's Pilz Grind in 1983
The FA of Pilz Grind Waterfall Dome
The FA of Pilz Grind Waterfall Dome
The Waterfall Dome Bushwhack - After you cross the Rickety Bridge (somewhere near red circle.. not sure exactly), walk up trail a ways and look for a pretty massive boulder to the right of the trail. Just before the boulder head left (North). Look for a little "gardening" and follow the snipped branches to the base of East Waterfall Dome. Follow the base up and around just past the base of Kinabalu. The upper decent sized pine marks the way across the gulch to Waterfall Dome.
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