White Dome  
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Route: Eldorado Lake
Posted On: 2022-08-08, By: dwoodward13
Info: Headed up from Eldorado Lake to White Dome's E-ish ridge via grassy slopes from the lake. Contoured around the 13378 point on the SW side. Some reports mention a big ravine, and it is indeed big, but it also is very easy to bypass at class 2+ if you want. We descended to near 12.8 to bypass the ravine. Some fun scrambling after crossing a broad slope, although I think you could also keep it class 2+ if you wanted. Ran the ridge to Peak 1. Not much of a trail, but route is obvious. Descended the White Dome/Peak 1 saddle and contoured back to Eldorado Lake. Standard loose stuff, but all in all a good descent route. 
Route: Beartown/Kite Lake
Posted On: 2022-07-05, By: kwhit24
Info: We parked a couple hundred feet below Kite Lake where we found a good camp before the last switchback. We used the CT/CDT connector trail from the lake to the ridge to both get up and down since it was quicker than picking a more direct route. For White Dome we went up the east slope instead of the NE ridge. Class 2+ stuff. Followed ridge to Peak One and almost ridge proper over to the Peak 1/3 saddle. We dropped a little to our right a few times to keep it Class 2+ or Class 3. We took the East (slightly NE) slope up to Peak 3. Pretty much all talus hoping to the summit. Peak 2 was straight forward with a trail on and off to follow. Went back to Peak 3/2 saddle and followed Elk Creek to the CO Trail. It is mostly annoying rock walking from the Elk Creek lake to the CT. I would recommend checking out the TRs that go up to the White Dome/Peak One saddle to get to Eldorado Lake. Saves at least 300' and 1.5 miles. (12.89 mi; 6,192' gain; 9:38:24 total time) Start at TH 5:05am; White Dome 6:50am; Peak One 7:45am; Peak Three 9:30am; Peak Two 10:30am; CO Trail 12:20pm; Back to TH 2:45pm 
Route: From Kite Lake
Posted On: 2020-10-03, By: WildWanderer
Info: East face is snow free with summer conditions, North face is holding snow. 
Route: Standard
Posted On: 2018-07-18, By: illusion7il
Info: White Dome and Peak 1 were both in great shape. All trees have been cleared from the CT. Mostly sunny skies, Sprinkled for about 5 mins at the bottom of Molas pass at 2pm. Isolated storms after 4pm so far... 
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