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Beautiful slabby granite that can be climbed all year long. Definitely need good rubber for alot of the climbs. Many spots overlook the Kern River, which provides a great post-climb dip!
From Kernville take the Upper Kern River Road just under 5 miles. You will see the slabs uphill, to the East. If you hit Dome Rock (large dome-ish granite outcrop) you have gone too far, although there are fun climbs on Dome Rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern Slabs):
The Lieback 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches
Claustrophobia Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 260'
Dirty Dishes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 170'
Chouinard Special 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Cornflakes 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a X Trad, TR, 160'
Just for Kicks 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 160'
Initiation Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Featured Route For Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern Slabs)
The Lieback 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a CA : The Needles / Kern River : Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern...
Follow the left-facing dihedralP1-Finger sized crack up past small bush/treeBelay at the notch with the perpendicular crack (there is a lot of debris from old gear and such)P2-Continue up dihedral to ledgeClimb straight up past a single bolt (5.8 PG) to a bolted belay or go left past an undercling (protectable, but its hard to see the gear). At the end of the undercling, head up through an intermittent crack in a groove. There is a bolted belay above on the left. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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