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Bart Dome 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Church Domes 10 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Radiant Dome 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

So... 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 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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Classic Climbing Routes at Domelands

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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Liquid Jesus Church Domes > Rock of Ages
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Emma...perhaps you should read this, as your coverage of Domelands is sketchy at best. The remote domes and limited water themes are clever, but I wouldn't even dignify it by calling it a description.


May 30, 2016
Emma Ruppell
Bishop, CA
Emma Ruppell   Bishop, CA
Hi Benjamin,

Yes I wouldn't argue that... sketchy is generous I suppose. It was more of an organizational notion as I was browsing for something. It could be re-done by a more inspiring/knowledgeable writer or... maybe a domelands area page is not really needed


Cheers, Emma Jun 29, 2016

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