Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Kern Boulder

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Crystal Images 
Crystal Nightmares 

The Kern Boulder Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 187
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brent Kertzman on Feb 18, 2012

18° | 4°

15° | 6°

18° | 9°

25° | 14°

28° | 18°

34° | 19°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


This beautiful rock offers very committing vetical to slightly overhanging south facing routes. There is a last great unclimbed route on this rock to the left of "Crystal Nightmares".

Getting There 

The best approach I have found to reach the actual "Way too High Boulders" is to walk south from where you park following a faint trail down the valley that curves to the south west around the south side of "Turtle Dome". Eventually you end up headed about straight west in a flat area southwest of "Turtle Dome". Just before a ridge of rocks wander north into the woods and there are five large boulders (up to 30' tall) hidden in the trees. "The Kern Boulder" is located just north west of "The Tea Kettle".

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Kern Boulder

Crystal Nightmares V5 6C South Dakota : Iron Mountain : ... : The Kern Boulder
This route is truly a test piece for the area. Start in the recess on the ground and move onto the blunt arete above. Super committing steep face climbing. Originally done without a pad....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Comments on The Kern Boulder Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -