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Radiant Dome features high quality granite trad climbs in the beautiful, secluded, Domelands wilderness. Although many routes on the east face have been climbed (and can be found in the Vernon/Moser guide), there is potential for new 1-4 pitch routes on the northwest and western faces.
Radiant, and the adjacent domes may be approached from either Kennedy meadows or Manter Meadow. From the Kennedy Meadow trailhead, head south along the Kern river, staying on the west bank. Cross the junction of the Kern and Fish Creek, then follow Trout creek upstream to the eastern side of the domes.
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Star Crossed 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : The Needles / Kern River : Radiant Dome
1) 5.8, 110ft.Begins in a right facing corner in a slightly wide, undulating crack. Follow the crack up the corner with excellent stances for pro, takes passive well. Follow the crack through the roof as it passes a scary, grainy, loose block (5.8). Belay once past the roof. 2) 5.7, 160ft.Follow the beautiful, juggy, crack in a wide corner as it steepens and turns from OW, to fists (5.7) to hands. Belay at a plush, sandy ledge where the two cracks on this face form an X. 3) 5.8,...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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