Climber in the Kern River Sierra Rock Climbing & Bouldering


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The Needles
Dome Rock Climber
Church Dome
Dome Rock
Don't Get Lost!
Kernville Adventure Map

Rock Cimbing and bouldering spots are depicted on the local adventure map:

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The Kern River Sierra is home to world class climbing. Climbers from all over the world come to The Needles in the summer to experience Yosemite-quality rock without the crowds. The various Kern River crags and Domelands also offer superb climbing year round. Click here for specific Bouldering Spots or Canyoneering.

This page is constantly being updated - check back!

Giant Sequoia Region

The Needles - New Guidebook!
Dome Rock - New Guidebook!
Hermit & Nomad Spires - New Guidebook!
Sentinel Peak (& Borrowed Boot Buttress)
Johnsondale Area Climbing
Trilogy/McIntyre rock

Kernville & North

Kern Slabs/Kernville Rock - New Guide! Updated!
New Directions Cliffs - New Guide! Updated!
Chico Flat Rocks - Updated Feb 2019!
The Rincon
Book Rock
Limestone Cliffs

Kern Plateau

Spirit Rock
Ghost Rock

Trout Rock
Boone Rocks
Upper Brush Creek Climbing Areas

Salmon Creek Wall Area New!
Boy Scout Rock/Big Meadow
Corral Peak Crags

Taylor Dome
Church Dome
Black Rock/Kennedy Meadows Area Climbing


Bart Dome
North Domes

Lake Isabella & Lower Kern

Boulder Gulch
Bald Eagle Peak

The Gym

Greenhorn Mtns

Just Outstanding Boulders
Alta Sierra Slab