Boulder Canyon

Big Sky Area

Pin DomePin Dome, as seen across the canyon from the Plotinus Wall

Big Sky AreaBig Sky Area

The next 4 routes are on a feature called PIN DOME.

Big Sky Corner 12c
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, 2002
The Big Sky Corner is the free version of the route Pin Job. Climb up a groove past three bolts gaining a large ledge. Clip a bolt and traverse right to a small ledge. Make a series of technical moves up a steep face to a horizontal crack. Then make a hard move to gain the corner. Stem up one of the most beautiful corners in Boulder Canyon, moving left at the overhang. Great route in a great position. 10 bolts.

Big Sky Arete 11c
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2002
Start just right of Big Sky Corner on a steep face below a scoop. Make a hard move into the scoop and climb on good holds up the scoop to a large ledge. Place a small cam to help clip the seventh bolt, then climb the blunt arete in a spectacular position with hard moves to the anchor. It helps to have a positive ape-index for the last move.

Sweetest Taboo 10c s
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2002
Right of the Big Sky Arete is a steep wall leading up to a clean face and right-facing corner. This is Sweetest Taboo. Climb up to a small overhang on somewhat dubious rock. Place mid-size gear and fire up over a bulge (s) to good holds and a ledge. Clip a bolt off the ledge and make cool face moves to gain the corner. Place some excellent protection for the final moves to the anchor. 2 bolts plus small-medium gear.

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Mine All Mine 10a
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, 2002
On the southwest corner of Pin Dome is a very deep mine (Do not let your dog fall in). Mine all Mine starts about 20 feet left of the mine entrance. Climb past 4 bolts and move right to a large ledge. Move back left and finish past 2 bolts on the exposed arete. 6 bolts.

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