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The Prophet Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,254'
Location: 36.11157, -118.48551 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jo Nathan on Nov 13, 2015
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Good quality rock that's seen virtually no traffic resulting in much lichen. Roughly 200ft near vertical wall with flake and crack systems galore. Secluded from other areas, but on second pitch can see Lookout to the South.

Getting There 

Approach is the same as to the Magician until you reach a huge boulder on your left (North) about 200 meters NW from the Magician's stairs. Go left past the boulder and scramble down the ledges and low angle rock (approx. 150ft) until you reach near vertical rock where you'll likely have to rappel. No fixed anchors exist as of OCT2015. Top of vertical rock to bottom is about 200ft.

Alternate approach (my first): Begin from saddle where hiking trail dips into a large saddle. Before trails moves uphill, scoot left around rock and scree for an hour or so passing large horizontal flake systems. Very difficult, slow movement here. You're blazing your own path.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles / Kern River area.

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: P1: First half

You Lichen My Flakes 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Southern Sierra : ... : The Prophet
P1: Begin on left side of wall where rock whitens. Start on a small slopey ledge moving up a left facing flake onto another left facing flake continuing up and right, gaining a ledge. Move right and climb flakey arete trending left to gain another small ledge in front of large, left facing flake system. Continue up flakes moving right until a good belay stance at a horizontal crack, left and below a large right-leaning roof.P2: Traverse left on good, yet small ledge for 20 feet and gain flake sy...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 7, 2016
Jonathan, thanks so much for posting!

I'm very curious about the location of this cliff. Below is a map with the Magician and then a detail shot. Is this where you climbed? Thanks for clarifying. Any additional info would be appreciated!

Rock Climbing Photo: The Magician (and the Prophet??)
The Magician (and the Prophet??)

Rock Climbing Photo: Detail - the Prophet??
Detail - the Prophet??

This photo shows a detail of the area inside the red circle in the first photo. Is this the Prophet?

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