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Ascent of Dome Mountain on 2019-02-19

Climber: Vic Hanson

Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dome Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:3381 ft / 1030 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were planning on climbing Browns Peak today but with a forecast for a high of 28 and 30% chance of snow there today we decided to do something lower! I'm camped in the Bulldog Canyon area just a few minutes inside the gate so we agreed on Dome and maybe another nearby peak or two. I had directions from Summit Post and they said to go on FR 10 to FR 1356 and turn right on that, parking just before the big drop into Bulldog Canyon. Unfortunately where I was camped on 10 was already past 1356, which we didn't realize, so we drove a good ways out of the way (on a very bad road) before we gave up, came back and just dropped down into Bulldog Canyon near the powerlines. It wasn't until we returned that we saw where we should have entered the canyon.

Just before we reached that point we went off to the left and followed that bank up for aways, then crossed to the right side of the ravine and scrambled up the rocks to avoid the loose gravel and scree mentioned in the directions. It turned out to be an easy climb, going up before reaching the fin. With a high of 50 down where I was camped, it was a bit chilly at the summit in the wind. Looking over at Browns Peak we could see snow around the edges but the summit was in heavy clouds, so I was glad we didn't do that.

We agreed to go to the south peak, 3269, as well, so headed that way. I would have just followed the ridge but Smiley led an easy route traversing up the right side of the ridge to just before the summit. We returned to the saddle the same way and then dropped down on the left side of the gully for awhile before crossing over to the right side. We entered Bulldog Canyon farther up than where we left it, turned out to be a mistake as it was quite overgrown. But we did see the route we wanted to take on the ascent, so learned that route as well. Ours was fairly easy, just a longer hike than if we had been able to follow the directions.

Total time was 4:45, distance was 6.5 miles, on ViewRanger.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1243 ft / 378 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1243 ft / 378 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Start Trailhead:2138 ft / 651 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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