Church Dome Climber's Log

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MelbaToast - Dec 31, 2006 10:53 pm

Blood of the Lamb  Sucess!

Spent a great Memorial weekend there a while back. Love the route names. Great spot!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Dec 21, 2006 12:49 am Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

Taj Mahal, NW Ridge  Sucess!

With Matthew on a fine December day in the Sierra. The lead turned out to be easier than I expected, save for the rope drag I created with my lame placements. I'm all about maintaining karma when negotiating around living things on routes, but that darn little twiggy brush thing halfway up had me wishing I'd brought my pruning shears. Trip Report


Deb - Dec 19, 2006 5:23 pm

Several Routes  Sucess!

Can't remember names of routes except "Beckey's Route" and "Nuns humping something"..... great positive rock!


ksolem - Oct 1, 2007 2:41 pm

Re: Several Routes

That's "Pumping The Nun's," Deb. East face of the Convent, in The Valley of Death... :-)


Rob - Dec 19, 2006 3:19 pm

Many routes...

Spent a number of weekends climbing here. Nice place to get away from the crowds.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 19, 2006 4:25 am Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

Spectacular peak  Sucess!

Climbed this with Bob after tagging Cannell Peak and Cannell Point in the morning. This was the second of two highly enjoyable days in the area for me (we'd climbed Stegosaurus Fin and Rockhouse Peak the day before). The arete looks intimidating, but the holds are fantastic. I was pretty darned tired, so I volunteered Bob to lead it. I guess he owed me from the Needham sand slog a couple of months before, because he didn't try to persuade me otherwise. :-)

Had some adventure rapping down, as we tried to rap off a horn without using a sling so as to save gear--of course, the rope didn't budge an inch when we went to pull it. Had to climb back up and set up the rappel again while dark clouds started building... I was glad that second pitch is easy enough to solo!

Just made it back to the car by dark, and out of the Domelands before the roads closed for the winter with the first big storm of the season that night.

Awesome couple of days in an awesome area. Must go back to climb Bart Dome, as well as Chimney Peak/White Dome from the east.


ksolem - Oct 1, 2007 2:45 pm

Re: Spectacular peak

There is a spectacular and clean rappel route down the south side of this formation. It gets you down fast in one big drop, and your ropes should not hang up. It is 200" though, so 2 ropes are required. The anchors are just over the edge near the SW corner.

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