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Church Domes Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 35.85131, -118.27138 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ttriche on Oct 17, 2006
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Description 

Solitude and well-bolted sport climbs on highly featured, golden granite characterize this group of walls, domes, and spires.

Getting There 

North of Kernville, the Sherman Pass road intersects Rt 155 (?) before it veers left towards Johnsondale. Several miles to the east of the intersection, Cherry Hill Road intersects Sherman Pass Road. Take Cherry Hill road south, past Big Meadow, following signs for Taylor Meadow until you see a sign demarcating Taylor Creek from Taylor Meadow. This will be a left turn. Follow the road to its end, where a logging road branches off uphill to the right. High-clearance vehicles can follow this logging road for another mile to within sight of the Domes and good camping; others will want to park at the road's end and pack their stuff in. From the logging road, the Domes are about 30 minutes' hiking, well-cairned.

The road is likely to be impassable after the first big snow each winter.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.8 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Church Domes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Church Domes:
Liquid Jesus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Rock of Ages
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Featured Route For Church Domes
Rock Climbing Photo: Location of routes on the east face taken from the...

Liquid Jesus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Rock of Ages
If a sport climb can be classic, this one surely is. A HUGE reach down low leads to continuous vertical edge pulling to the anchors. Great route, well bolted, and most of all, tremendously fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Church Domes Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mosque, and Ayatollah, east faces, seen from n...
The Mosque, and Ayatollah, east faces, seen from n...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just reaching the anchors on a relatively easy but...
Just reaching the anchors on a relatively easy but...
Rock Climbing Photo: Domelands, view from a notch high on Church Dome
Domelands, view from a notch high on Church Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Platy granite boulder, Church Dome
BETA PHOTO: Platy granite boulder, Church Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Working my way up a sweet 5.9 crack at Church Dome...
Working my way up a sweet 5.9 crack at Church Dome...
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview map of the crags of Church Dome
BETA PHOTO: Overview map of the crags of Church Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Last light on Church Dome from the south
Last light on Church Dome from the south
Rock Climbing Photo: Formations of Church Dome, viewed from near the en...
BETA PHOTO: Formations of Church Dome, viewed from near the en...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Domelands (Manter Meadow, I believe) from ...
View of Domelands (Manter Meadow, I believe) from ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Church Dome Crystals
Church Dome Crystals

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By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Apr 20, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
We drove in last summer, 2009. The sign that says "Taylor Creek" that way and "Taylor Meadow" this way, is gone!

It's best to drive in for the first time in the daylight. Lots of twisted dirt roads leading to nowhere. During the day you catch sight of the domes and it's pretty ez to figure out.
By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Jun 6, 2014
2014 UPDATE..... The sign that says Taylor Mdw that a way, and Taylor Creek that a ways, is back. So the drive instructions are now pretty much correct.

Please note, Some folks call the climbs here "SPORT CLIMBS". Some are and some are not. The place was partialy developed in the late 80's by people who will not pass up a good gear placement. Many of the climbs need gear, mostly stoppers and slings over and around knobs, water runnels. The bolted anchors are not always a 1/2 rope lenght to the ground.

Have fun.

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