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Kernville Rock aka Kernville S

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About Kernville Rock aka Kernville S:

This is the obvious dome/slab above on the hillside just above town. It takes about 15 minutes to hike up to it. Mainly runout face routes and nice cracks. Only a couple "sport" friction climbs. But the rock is amazing and most routes can be TR'ed. I believe one of the best 5.5's in Central California (all of California?) is the "Lieback". Not a great name (someone should really give it a worthy name) but the white granite and the clean crack in the book make it one for everyone's list. Don't miss the Pizza Barn and Slater's Pub in town. And if you like this rock, visit Book Rock... more of the same, but even better.
Approach: Park at 35.81379N and -118.45557W. Follow nice trail up gully and up to the base of the dome. About 300' higher than the road.
Approach Time: 15 minutes
Latitude, Longitude: 35.81591, -118.45470
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect:


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 chouinard special 5.8 0
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Dirty Dishes 5.7 1
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 initiation crack 5.10a 0
0 Average Rating = 4.75/5 lieback (Immaculate White Book) (17) 5.5 4