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Kern Canyon Dome

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About Kern Canyon Dome:

A granite dome shape climbing area. Has about 4 sport routes and another 4 trad routes with many belay bolt on top. Climbs range from 40 feet to 100+ feet. The dome is visible from the highway about 1,000 feet higher. There are some possible climbs on the approach up the hill. On the right side of the dome is a ridge that divides it into the "lower dome" (front) and the "upper dome" (right side). That ridge can be used to access the belay bolts to tope rope the “lower dome.” The rock is poor on many climbs and crumbles loose. A fun place to explore but maybe only once. It may be possible to access the dome from the back in a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
Approach: Park in a turn out to the right about 22 miles up the canyon and about a 1/2 below the road sigh that reads "Boreal Rd, 1 Mile". Looking North you will see the dome at the top of the hill. Cross the road and through a barb wire fence. Switch back your way up to the base of the dome. You will cross a bike/equestrian trial about 1/3 of the way up. Parking Lot Lat/Lng: 35.58188/-118.54104
Approach Time: 20-30 min
Latitude, Longitude: 35.58653, -118.54095
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 2.50/5 X-Factor 5.9 2
4 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Mothers Milk 5.8 1
7 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Unknown 5.10a 1
9 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Unknown 5.6 1