Elevation: 7,039 ft
GPS: 35.932, -118.232 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Emma Ruppell on Apr 13, 2016
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Domeland Wilderness Area Details

Description

So... it looks like there are some Domeland routes appearing in the list for Kern river area. Maybe it is time for a page. Maybe they could be moved here & I or some one can then edit this page? Or not, whatever...

The obvious theme here is remote domes. Ingress involves seasonal closure/gates, many miles of dirt road or hike, and then more hiking. Once you are in and way past other hikers, horses, & signs of human habitation it will be apparent that you are on your own. Unless in recent years it got busy ;) Oh and I guess signal transmitting devices are an option if you're into that!

Other themes are seasonal limited water supply and mega supply of wildfire fuel. However I think it burned partly, recently. Cute bears too.

There are a couple of spots along Sherman pass road where you can see into the Domelands and 1 spot near Kennedy Meadows, and from from the air (helps to know where to look from the flight path). Interesting terrain leads to the relative isolation; see map. Not quite up to an accurate geologial description...

Granite climbing with vintage bolts & really fun dikes here and there on the really good routes, crumbly stuff on the less popular (!) rocks.

Getting There

There is a guidebook for this area as noted by others. Also use the USGS 7.5's for the area and the "offical" wilderness area map. I know of 3 ways to access; Chimney Peak Rd, hike from Kennedy Meadows, and Cherry Hill Rd (I think? It's late... I will check on that). Oh and possibly from Black Rock look out area.

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