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Roadside Crag

Roadside Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,150'
Location: 36.02177, -118.51364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Max H. Janszen on Jul 9, 2012
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Almost vertical craggy climb, 40ft, pretty solid granite, has good cracks to place tons of stoppers/cams, has good footholds and a few good fist jams in there. I never see anyone there, about 30 ft from the road, good spot to set up at the bottom.

Two sets of two bolt hangers on the top for rappel, but they go over an edge so bring that old water hose. You can hike off the back around to the right (watch your step, its steep and gravelly).

Bring your brand new shiny set of BD stoppers or a set of cams if you're lazy like me. I used 5 stoppers and one #2 cam, and made my own master point at the top using a double length sling. See attached photos.

Shaded until around 11:00am during summer months.

Getting There 

Take Rosedale/24th Street/the 178 into the Kern River Canyon, and once you pass the death toll sign continue for around 3 miles until you see a large turnout on the left, and a smaller one on the right. Pull over on the right and look to your right.

Happy Climbing!

Climbing Season

For the The Needles / Kern River area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

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By Chris Joy
Apr 25, 2015
This area is falling apart. Many wannabe climbers have chipped away holds, added unnecessary bolts, and have damaged this once awesome climbing spot. Due to terrible 'climbers' there are many loose holds now. First ascenders are Mickey Dunagan & Derek Bomholt.
By Ryan Nevius
From: The Range of Light
Jul 9, 2012
This area already has a name. It's called "Roadside Crag." The route in the picture is "Center Crack" and goes at 5.5. There's also "Right Crack" 5.5 that follows the crack on the right side of the photo, and "Roadside Arete" 5.9 on the right side of the formation (out of the photo). There's also a fun bolted .10d called "Blacky" located about 80 yards North of this formation.

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