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Areas in Lower Kern River Canyon

Darkside 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gym, The 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Kern Canyon Dome 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Kern Canyon MBC 2 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Kern River Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lower Kern River Canyon Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Lower Power station 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mouth, The 0 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Owl Rock 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 9
Rancheria Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Roadside Crag 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
S.S.O, The 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
School House Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 792 ft
GPS: 35.439, -118.796 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Shawn H on Jun 5, 2016
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Everything south of Lake Isabella is considered the "Lower Kern". I decided to split this up so that it is easier to find as well as designate which of the Dozen or so craigs belong here.
Many climbs are right off the 178, some as close as right at the turn out. A few require some hiking, including crossing the river for areas like the gym

Getting There

-From Fwy 58 either direction, get off at Comanche Dr and drive North approx 4-5 mi and take a right onto the 178.
-From Fwy 99 either direction, take Ca178 E and follow Rosedale Hwy through town. It will turn into a fwy temporarily and when it becomes a regular road again just follow the 178 to the mouth of the canyon

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Kern River Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dihedral Fun Kern Canyon Dome 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
ArĂȘte Rdside Crag 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
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