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Routes in Fish Creek near Kennedy Meadows

Easy corner S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Fish Ladder S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Fish Spine T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Fishing for edges S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Kingfisher S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Lichen it S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Slippery fish S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Sushi Climb TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
fishing for holds S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Elevation: 5,967 ft
GPS: 36, -118.136 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Randall Judycki on Jan 16, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Shady and sunny climbs. Can be windy and cold in the fall and spring. Very secluded. Rock type is a granite and quality is good to great.

Mostly sport ranging from 5.7 to 5.11.
Great place to go. Put it up as an institutional climbing site years ago. Never reported it because I wanted for my groups. Now that I am no longer in Cali. I will let this one out. Have fun.

There is one 3 pitch sport/trad route on the south west corner. Bolted anchors on the first 2 pitches and the top on the 3rd. walk off to the north.

Getting There

Take 395 north from personsville to the Kennedy Meadows turn off of 395 (about 4 to 5 miles north of persosville. Look for the Chimney Peak sign. Drive about 20 to 25 miles to Kennedy Meadows store. From the store go to Fish campground on your left however, turn right on a dirt pad for over use camping. follow dirt road until you can go straight or left, go left. Once you make the left go about 100 yards and park.
Hike to the end of the road where you will see a motorcycle bridge, hike across the bridge, once across the bridge make a left and follow fish creek up stream until you see the rock.
The approach is about 15 min from the car.

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Guy Keesee
Moorpark, CA
Guy Keesee   Moorpark, CA
Many more climbs there now.... more than 10.... walk all the way around.

Good in the AM... gets hot in early afternoon, shade in late afternoon May 19, 2015
romie81  
Great place to beat the heat. As of 7/16/2014, there are 10 bolted routes, and several trad routes. Jul 17, 2014
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Thanks, I moved this crag to the Southern Sierra, and at least tagged the GPS of Kennedy Meadows. Such are the hazards of online navigation. Jun 13, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Thank you, Brad, for clarifying that. I was having real issues with the Kennedy Meadows that Greg Vernon was always talking about (accessed from 395 near Pearsonville, CA) and why Justin had it listed near Sonora Pass. Jun 9, 2014
Justin,

There are (at least) two Kennedy Meadows in the Sierra Nevada. The Kennedy Meadows near Sonora Pass is a major backpacking trailhead, and it is near a bunch of climbing.

The same is also true about the other Kennedy Meadows, the even bigger trailhead 20 to 25 miles off of Highway 395, south of Mount Whitney.

This Fish Creek area is near the southern Kennedy Meadows. It is not on Sonora Pass. Jun 9, 2014
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Totally agree, Tavis. I've moved it to the Sonora Pass area. Jun 8, 2014
Feel this area should be moved to other than "high sierra", as the rest of the routes contained in the "high sierra" section are alpine routes, this is a cragging area. Jun 7, 2014

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