kennedy meadows


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jeffrey thomas · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 0

near the end of the road at kennedy meadows, past the town there to the left. there are  many small granite domes. at least five look like great two or three pitch climbs. any beta

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15
Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 105

What exactly are you asking about?

Yes there is climbing... 

MP has one.... 

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/fish-creek-near-kennedy-meadows/107965156

There is also Jack Ass, Quality Cliff and others close to Black Rock Ranger station and the roads headed north.

The stuff you see on your left.... just for a few seconds, are the Big Domes in the Domelands....White, Radiant and more, at one time, way back in the day, you could drive down to the east bank of the So. Fork of the Kern....FORD it in a good 4x4 and camp on the west bank, mid late 60's the boundry was pushed to the east bank... then all one needed to do was cross river and hike a bit. The climbs are up to about 9 pitches. Now to add to the glory of Barbara Boxer, Bill Clinton the boundary has been pushed farther east by about 6-8 miles, making for a hot dusty hike...and no ...no Mt. Bikes.

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/domelands/111777675

Tons of rock, now very hard to get to ......... BITD, this was a standard climbing destination. Most of the climbs were established by the likes of Mark Powell, Bob Kamps- all mid 60's stuff. 

I saw a 8mm movie of crossing the Kern in Dodge power wagons, those guys were teachers and would go hang there every summer for 4-5 weeks. 

This year is the year to get in to the DLW from the west, Bart will be good cause one will not need to carry water for miles.... and the swimming hole at Ranger Rock will be in full glory..

The stuff on the east side will be good once the So Fork of the Kern goes down, prolly about mid to late summer. 

The Book FrankPS links to has a bunch of good data......but was written by a GB writer who only climbed at Bart and who got second hand info from Bob Kamps.  

Its a very wild place, NO MP writeups should tell you something. 

go explore



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