All Locations > California > Southern Sierra > The Needles / Ker… > Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern Slabs)
Avg: 2.7 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft|
|FA:||Matta, Doug Robinson|
|Page Views:||1,863 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||mtoensing on Jun 3, 2009|
|Admins:||Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe crux is right off of the ground. Jam the tips crack through a small, slippery bulge. The crux is over when it is possible to get your whole finger in the crack to jam. Then mantle onto a ledge and jam the 5.6 hand sized splitter to a ledge with a bolted anchor.
Admin's Note: It is highly recommended that you continue from the bolted anchor for another 100 feet of excellent climbing along the tiny crack (5.7-) above the first bolted belay. The crack is usually too small to insert fingers but there is an abundance of face holds. It is possible to adequately protect this crack using micro-cams and tiny stoppers. Descend from a bolted rap station 160 feet off the ground.