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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 19, 2010 - 12:47am PT
Just took a poor man's trip to Bart Dome (borrowed gas money and took food from home...)in Domelands Wilderness. Anyone else have pictures , info, or stories of the awesome Bart Dome...


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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 19, 2010 - 01:05am PT
Looks like you were packin' light

I see no keystone.
ec

climber
ca
Jul 19, 2010 - 01:17am PT
whaddja climb there?

I haven't been back since I climbed 'Bite the Bullet.' That's eons ago.

 ec
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 02:47am PT
Eddy;...we saw your route "Bite the Bullet"...it looks awesome;..what a score for you...all the routes look fantastic. We did 4 routes;...Under the Rainbow, Vernacular, Black Bart, and Surf City.....Rhesa Ashbacher, Wendall Smith (TGT) , Tucker Tech, Greg Epperson......we had a great time.....I'm pooped out though....I'm not in very good shape, and it was a trip for someone in shape....so I'm pretty sore from it all...

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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 03:59am PT
Rhesa Ashbacher working her magic on Black Bart...

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ec

climber
ca
Jul 19, 2010 - 04:04am PT
Did you check out the cliffs to the nw? Those are the 'Banded Cliffs' and there's only one route on them. If I recall, 5 pitches...
 ec
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 04:09am PT
Alot of rock out there, Eddy;....all guarded by the fact that you have to walk a few hours to get to it........

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Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 19, 2010 - 04:55am PT
Wow , looks like some cool rock. Lots of features.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 08:25am PT
Rhesa Ashbacher and TGT........two very dangerous outlaws....

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the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jul 19, 2010 - 09:02am PT
Todd,
Very cool looking place!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 11:10am PT
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Tucker Tech; 3 days in the wilderness;...10 granola bars, 33 beers, and a flask of Scotch.......
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jul 19, 2010 - 11:12am PT
Todd, I have always wanted to climb that rock, nice post. How many pitches?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 11:16am PT
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Most of the climbs have one slabby pitch, then two steep pitches, then 2 more slabby/knobby pitches.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 19, 2010 - 11:33am PT
Great trip, good friends,

Just wish it had been 20 degrees cooler and I was 20 pounds lighter.


I'll post more photos soon.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 19, 2010 - 11:38am PT
And a fun walk off...
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19, 2010 - 11:43am PT
Been dying to get out there forever but usually hard to convince people to go.

What did you do for water this late in the season? I know most people like to go around Memorial Day just for that reason.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 19, 2010 - 12:18pm PT
It's been a big year for water.

The Spring at the head of Manter Creek is still flowing well.

There may be water till mid August this year.

Tucker took a bath in it so there may be a contamination issue.

Bring a filter.;-)

The spring about a 1/4 mile from Bart was still flowing as well, but that probably won't last very much longer.

There's been no traffic back there at all recently. I think a lot of people have been put off by the destruction from the fire about ten years ago. The trail past Manter meadow has not been maintained and has quite a few large snags you have to walk around.

The base of Bart and the head of Manter creek were spared most of the destruction. The fire skipped around quite a bit.

The slopes below the Fist and The Knuckles though are now denuded, but the walk into Manter Meadow was untouched.
go-B

climber
In God We Trust
Jul 19, 2010 - 12:35pm PT
Doh, that's nice!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2010 - 01:18pm PT
TGT;..the climbing machine

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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 19, 2010 - 01:29pm PT
Looks like a killer trip you guys! did you see any fires or smoke on sunday? Bridwell and I were coming home from the east side and in the southern Domes looked like BIG fire going on. Next time you go back there, I want in on the trip.... Tucker can haul in our beer and booze.
Peace

Edit: Wendell, that looks like yer Sunday best shirt in the last shots!
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