Elevation: 1,150 ft
GPS: 35.467, -118.754 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Max H. Janszen on Jul 9, 2012 with improvements by Justin Ibershoff
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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!

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