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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Oct 14, 2009
To be even more specific: park on the east side of the road, in the turnout just below the southern flank of the crag (70 yards down the road from a point below the center of the crag). A well developed climbers trail starts in this turnout and diagonals upward to the center of the crag.
Directly below the center of the dome is a boulder-filled gully that uninitiated climbers (like us, last week) clearly use to access the crag. The gully is no fun.
By Jacob L.
Nov 16, 2010
|Climbed here last weekend, needed a 70 meter for a few routs it seemed, had run out on two climbs. Bolts are FAR apart in some spots, 20' or so. Tuff hike up, about kilt my wife, great traction on the slab though.|
By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Jan 18, 2016
Ha... just looked at this... Jacob L. if you think this is a Tuff Hike,Kern River climbing is not for you. This is without question the easiest hike around.......
70m is probably a good thing to have. When this place was being developed... late 70's early 80's Sportclimbing was not even thought of, everyone climbed on 50's with a extra 50 at the ready. Putting in extra bolts was sort of frowned on.
On top of KS is some of the best bouldering in the Canyon... its worth checking out as well as the fine bouldering at the bottom of the KS, right next to the road.
By Herb Laeger
Jun 19, 2016
|I have just completed an new guidebook to Kern Slabs and New Directions Cliffs. It includes approximately 100 routes and is now available at kernvalleyclimbs.com I hope it makes the area more popular with climbers.|