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Routes in Lower Kern River Canyon Bouldering

Abin Sur V6-7 7A+
Bulge, The V5 6C
Lucid V6 7A
Parallax V6 7A
Ship wrecked V5+ 6C+
Shipwrecked V5+ 6C+
Temple, The V2 5+
sentient V7 7A+
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Type: Boulder, Grade V
FA: LoganLadd
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Shared By: Logan Ladd on Dec 14, 2013
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start matched on the obvious undercling (standing). smear on some bad feet and work you way up using crimps and some trickery. Super fun!!

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right off the road

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Does anybody have some super easy beta on how to find this problem? I know it is right off the road (so it should be easy to find), but I was in the canyon last weekend and couldn't seem to locate. I found Ryut and Saphire slab, but I couldn't seem to find the other notable problems either (ship wrecked, temple, parallax). Any help would be much appreciated! Nov 17, 2017
Logan Ladd  
Hey Nathaniel, I realize some of these descriptions are vague. These were post d when I first started to establish the areas. I have been gone from this area for several years, but I am back local and starting to develop again. We are planning to put a small guide out at some point. For now this is it. I will try to get up there and get mile markers for these area. As I remember the lost sector is about 3 miles from the mouth at a huge turnout. And the bulge is a solitary problem below the power station. You can see the top from the road. Keep looking and I’ll get back to you! Nov 18, 2017
Logan Ladd  
The lost sector is the area that has the shipwrecked and parallax but they may be in the water at the moment. You will see a large turnout on the south side of the canyon ( covered in poison oak) and another turn out on the other side. Park there and you will find a nice set of stairs cut into the hill side below. Walk the trail out and you find these boulders Nov 18, 2017
Logan Ladd  
If you found ryut and sapphire slab then you were in the right place just walk from there towards the water Nov 18, 2017
Logan - I was hoping you'd see my post - I saw You Tube video of some of the problems you developed ... so totally rad!!! I tried to use the video to help me locate problems, but didn't have any success, which is why I posted.
I won't be back up in that area until Xmas time ... so, I now know the general area where to look for the Bulge ... thank you! Is parallax in the same general area as ryut and sapphire slab? Just curios ... probably beyond my ability, but it looked so totally cool on video, so I wanted to check out. Nov 18, 2017
Logan Ladd  
Right on man! Yeah we have a tone more stuff up in the canyon than what is posted. But those are a could do lace to start! I drove up yesterday and got a couple of Mile markets. The first set of boulder are the Big mouth boulders. You park at the mouth of the canyon and you have to carefully traverse the hwy for about 50-100yards and find a good place to dive off. The bulge is 1.2 miles in. You park in a small turn off with a big rock wall in the middle of a turn and dive over the side. The lost sector is about 2.6 miles and yes the parallax problem and shipwrecked are next to each other right in the river. Good luck! Hit me when you come out and maybe I can get up there and point you in the right direction Nov 19, 2017

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