Sands of Time, Calaveras Dome 5.9

   
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Calaveras Dome, California, USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4-6 hours
Approach time: 30-45 minutes
Descent time: 2-2.5 hours
Number of pitches: 11
Height of route: 1000'
Overview
Offwidth, chimney, slick corners, spicy face climbing, and perhaps the best 5.8 fingercrack on the planet define Sands of Time. Corner climbing leads out to the “neck” of the giant hourglass feature, and the long gorgeous finger crack angles right above the huge drop-off below the upper right side of the hourglass. Climbers frequently rappel from the top of the Hourglass (down Silk Road). The upper section of Sands of Time has a little tricky routefinding, and sometimes stays a bit dirty due to the lack of traffic.
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Calaveras Dome - Sands of Time 5.9 - Calaveras Dome, California, USA. Click to Enlarge
Calaveras Dome. Wall of the Worlds (red), Sands of Time (green), High Times (blue).
Photo: Chris McNamara
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Calaveras Dome. Wall of the Worlds (red), Sands of Time (green), High Times (blue).
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Calaveras Dome. Wall of the Worlds (red), Sands of Time (green), High Times (blue).
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