Jenn's Hooked

Page Type
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Rock Difficulty:
5.7 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Jenn's Hooked
Created On: Aug 6, 2009
Last Edited On: Aug 6, 2009


This is a newer single-pitch route which can either be linked with the upper pitches of Sea of Tranquility or you can rappel off with a single 60m rope.

Sea of Tranquility actually starts 40 feet to the left, and at first that's what we thought we were climbing :) But Jenn's Hooked is fun in it's own right.

The 2001 edition of A Climber's Guide to the Sonora Pass Highway doesn't list this route, but a future edition probably will.

Getting There

Approach via the same directions listed on the main Herring Creek Dome page. The prominent right-facing corner of the The Teacher is a good landmark.

Head up left of The Teacher until you see a left-leaning thin crack (really sort of a ledge), and a dike veering up to the right with some knobs above it. You will see the first bolt about 10-12 feet off the ground.

Route Description

There are six nice shiny bolts on this 101' route, decently spaced. There is also a crack between a couple of the bolts which you can use for pro - I recall placing a 1-1.5" cam there.

The starting moves are fun - get onto the thin crack / ledge, grab a knob off to your left, and move right onto the dike to the first bolt. From there, just head up 5.7 slab.

The anchor is two bolts, with rappel ring & chain. You can either rap off with a single 60m rope, or just clip one of the bolts and continue on easy terrain 50' up and left to the three-bolt anchor for Sea of Tranquility to go to the top of the dome (the rest of the pitches are very easy, though runout).

Essential Gear

6-7 quickdraws, cam(s) in the 1-1.5" range. 60m rope if you want to rap off after the first pitch, or a 50m if you are going to the top of the dome.

External Links

Sonora Pass Climbing has a forum where the guidebook author(s) hang out, and some beta on other new climbs on Herring Creek Dome.