Church Domes Rock Climbing
Solitude and well-bolted sport climbs on highly featured, golden granite characterize this group of walls, domes, and spires.
North of Kernville, the Sherman Pass road intersects Rt 155 (?) before it veers left towards Johnsondale. Several miles to the east of the intersection, Cherry Hill Road intersects Sherman Pass Road. Take Cherry Hill road south, past Big Meadow, following signs for Taylor Meadow until you see a sign demarcating Taylor Creek from Taylor Meadow. This will be a left turn. Follow the road to its end, where a logging road branches off uphill to the right. High-clearance vehicles can follow this logging road for another mile to within sight of the Domes and good camping; others will want to park at the road's end and pack their stuff in. From the logging road, the Domes are about 30 minutes' hiking, well-cairned.
The road is likely to be impassable after the first big snow each winter.
Weather station 9.8 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
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Domelands, view from a notch high on Church Dome
Last light on Church Dome from the south
BETA PHOTO: Platy granite boulder, Church Dome
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BETA PHOTO: Overview map of the crags of Church Dome
Working my way up a sweet 5.9 crack at Church Dome...
Just reaching the anchors on a relatively easy but...
By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Jun 6, 2014
2014 UPDATE..... The sign that says Taylor Mdw that a way, and Taylor Creek that a ways, is back. So the drive instructions are now pretty much correct.
Please note, Some folks call the climbs here "SPORT CLIMBS". Some are and some are not. The place was partialy developed in the late 80's by people who will not pass up a good gear placement. Many of the climbs need gear, mostly stoppers and slings over and around knobs, water runnels. The bolted anchors are not always a 1/2 rope lenght to the ground.