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Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 35.851, -118.271 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: ttriche on Oct 17, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Domeland Wilderness Area Details


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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Church Domes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Liquid Jesus
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Liquid Jesus Rock of Ages
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
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Guy Keesee
Moorpark, CA
Guy Keesee   Moorpark, CA
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. Jun 6, 2014
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
the drive instructions are kinda wrong.. you want to follow signs for Taylor Meadow and then for Taylor Creek when given the choice, which is a RIGHT turn. If you have at least a subaru, you can drive the logging road (taking a left onto the "..1a" spur), which takes exactly one mile off the approach and lands you super close and a nice camping spot. Get the guide, it's like 15 bucks on amazon right now.

Amazing rock out there, and some of the coolest bouldering I've ever seen (directly below rock of ages). I think it's too bad so many of the routes are so poorly protected. This place has all the makings of a great sport crag except that... just my opinion. Still amazing routes and definitely some well protected ones. And basically all could be toproped with minimal work. May 24, 2018

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