Mountain Bike Rides in the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Dome Rock


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Loaded with numerous classics, climbing Dome Rock is a must-do.

Dome Rock on the Western Divide
The Western Divide with Dome Rock, Sentinel Peak, and Capitol Dome.
Dome Rock in the Sequoia National Forest
  • Multipitch
  • Trad, Sport, some short top rope options.
  • 5.6 to 5.12
  • Rising to 7,221 ft.
  • Guidebook: See below
  • Nearby: The Needles



Dome Rock

Dome Rock

A highly anticipated, brand new guidebook by Kris Solem on The Needles, Dome Rock, and Hermit Spire is now available here!

Most of the routes are also described in the older guidebook: Southern Sierra Rock Climbing: The Needles.


Much more info coming; to be updated soon! Trail Map Here.

Dome Rock Classics

  • Tree Route 5.6
  • Tobin's Dihedral 5.10+
  • Anti-Jello Crack 5.10A
  • Windjammer 5.10A
  • Welcome to Dome Rock 5.11
  • and plenty more.....

Nearby Climbing

Nearby Hiking

Sentinel Peak 
Elephant Knob
Dry Meadow Creek Teacups
Peppermint Falls Hike
Alder Creek Slabs
Forks of the Kern 
Freeman Creek Trail
Little Kern Hike
Trail of 100 Giants 
Nobe Young Falls 
Mule Peak Lookout Tower 
Deer Creek Grove 
Slate Mountain & Summit Trail 
Dome Rock
The Needles
Jordan Peak Lookout Loop
Camp Nelson Trail

Don't Get Lost!
Kernville Adventure Map

Trails and climbing locations are depicted on the adventure map:

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