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Just for Kicks
Sport, 160 ft,
Avg: 2 from 3
FA: Joe & Marchesini (Nov. 1990)
> Southern Sierra
> Needles / Kern…
> Kernville Rock (a.k.a…
Delicate slab climbing on excellent rock. This route is less sustained than Cornflakes but requires 20 feet of challenging climbing on very smooth rock. Breath-taking.
Climb past the first 3 tightly-spaced bolts of Captain Crunch. At the third bolt, traverse left for 6 feet and then head nearly straight up past several bolts. There is a clear crux encounter around the fifth bolt, as the route moves through an obvious, polished area of rock.
The route starts about 30 feet left of a large pine tree which leans against the wall that is left of Chouinard Special and Lieback.
Contributors Note: I have not led this route.
The route's only protection comes in the form of bolts. There is a bolted belay at the top of the route.
It is possible to top-rope this route using two ropes by first leading both pitches of Lieback and then rappelling down and left to the top of Cornflakes/Just for Kicks.