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DescriptionSo... it looks like there are some Domelands routes appearing in the list for Kern river area. Maybe it is time for a Domelands 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 ThereThere 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Domelands
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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