Elevation: 7,602 ft
GPS: 36.06778, -118.22692
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Shared By: Dave Daly on Jan 16, 2013
Admins: Cory B, Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This nicely secluded crag is situated not that far off Sherman Pass Road, up on the Kern Plateau proper. The area can be windy and cold in the fall and spring but for the most part, it's an ideal area during the summer months. Mostly sport ranging from 5.7 to 5.11.

Getting There

Take the 395 North to the Nine Mile Canyon Rd. Turn left and climb Nine Mile Canyon Rd. Drive about 20 to 25 miles to the Kennedy Meadows store. From the store, go to Fish Campground on your left. However, turn right on a dirt pad for overuse camping. Follow the dirt road until you can go straight or left. Take the left dirt road. Once you make the left, go about 100 yards and park.

At the end of the road, hike along the left side of the creek, passing a faint climber's trail and some cairns through the right side of a rock pile. Beyond this, continue along until you are almost past the far left side of the crag. An easy stream crossing here leads directly to the start of Lichen It. This method avoids any scrambling and the bush whacking found on the other side of the creek. Approach time: ~7 to 10 minutes from the end of the road. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fish Creek Rock

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Lichen it
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Easy corner
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
fishing for holds
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Kingfisher
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Slippery fish
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Green New Deal
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
El Pescador
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Orange Roughy
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Fish Ladder
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Overflow
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Go Fish
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Flying Fish
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lichen it
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Easy corner
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
fishing for holds
 5
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Kingfisher
 5
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slippery fish
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Green New Deal
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
El Pescador
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orange Roughy
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fish Ladder
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Overflow
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Go Fish
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Flying Fish
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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