Kern Peak Climber's Log

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LincolnB - Jul 3, 2016 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

From Blackrock  Sucess!

Couldn't find a summit register so placed a new one


mengbo - Jun 1, 2015 12:10 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2015

day hike  Sucess!

from blackrock trailhead. up east ridge and down south ridge.


cab - May 18, 2015 11:33 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2015

From Blackrock Trailhead  Sucess!

Dayhike starting at Blackrock TH. Hiked to Redrocks Meadows then turned west towards Cold Meadow and up Kern's South Ridge to the summit. Pretty much a long hike through the forest, but expansive 360 degree views from the summit.


mrchad9 - Sep 25, 2013 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Templeton Cow Camp  Sucess!

Spent the night near the Kern River after climbing Cartago and Muah the day before. Went up the east ridge and face of Kern Peak in the morning before working my way down the trail and up to Big Whitney Meadow for a second night prior to a visit to Cirque Peak.


royanderson - Mar 9, 2013 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

SPS WTC Trip  Sucess!

Did this as part of an SPS WTC trip; it was first of two summits for the WTC, the second being Split Mountain.


mhengst - Jun 7, 2012 6:49 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Climbed from Haiwee Pass During 2012 Memorial Day Massacre  Sucess!

Done as part of the 2012 Memorial Day Massacre a 5 day 96 mile 20k gain loop originating from Haiwee Pass on the east side.

We did this on day three after hitting Deer Mountain, Doc, and Indian Head and being unable to reach Hockett Peak on previous days. We spent a rather pleasant night on the shoulder just east of the peak before continuing north to grab Red Hill and Cinder Cone before looping back to the south along Templeton and Monache Meadows.


krrt2000 - Feb 27, 2012 12:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Monache Mdws  Sucess!

Great hike with Jim, saw no one nice golden fishing, great view!


BigPond1 - Jul 26, 2011 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Kern Peak Success  Sucess!

Climbed on Day 2 of a 3 Day Backpack Trip. Nice challenging climb with great scenery along the way.


MoapaPk - Jul 5, 2011 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

From North  Sucess!

Nice isolated peak; from Horseshoe Meadows with a backpack in 81F heat. This could be a brutal dayhike from the N.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 11, 2008 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008

East Face / South Ridge  Sucess!

With Tom Becht, below. A moderate day, nice views from the summit, too much grazing allowed in what otherwise would be beautiful meadows along the way. Trip Report


bechtt - Oct 7, 2008 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

Blackrock TH day hike  Sucess!

Nice dayhike with Bob out of Blackrock, about 26 miles r/t. Climbed the East Face (which is really just a talus slope) and descended via the South Ridge. Took a slightly different route back.


mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

From Blackrock trailhead  Sucess!

Two day trip with a Sierra Club group.


hikinedd - Sep 5, 2007 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

via Jordan Hot Springs  Sucess!

With a big Sierra Club group we took a detour through Jordan Hot Springs for lunch and browsing, to camp at Redrocks Meadows. From the Blackrock TH it was a 2500' drop to the Hot Springs, then 2500' back up to camp. Unfortunately the 2002 fire burned up all our shade leaving us overly exposed. Took the trail most of the way to the peak with views deserving of its former designation as a fire lookout. Took the regular trail, 1800' gain death march back to the cars after that.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 10, 2005 12:42 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2005  Sucess!

Dayhike out of the Blackrock TH, just to tick this one off the SPS List. Casa Vieja Meadows were pretty. The rest was pretty forgettable.


RSN473 - Mar 4, 2004 6:03 pm

Date Climbed: July 1995  Sucess!

Took a break from fishing and climbed this peak with my brother Jeff. "Buzzed" by protective sage hen when we got too close to her nest on way up.


lidijagrazulis - Feb 19, 2004 12:26 pm

Route Climbed: Kern Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 16, 2002  Sucess!

Fun trip! Most notable moment was seeing a deer being chased by a humongous coyote just feet away from us on our way up to the summit. The coyote got distracted by our group and the lucky deer managed to escape. What an incredible wilderness experience!


calacowboy - Sep 20, 2003 12:13 am

Route Climbed: southern Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Trail pass to templeton cow camp, head west, leave the trail, summit up southern slope. Nice views.

Paul Spraycar - Jul 26, 2003 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: East Side Date Climbed: July, 1995  Sucess!

Easy day trip from Tunnel Meadow. No chance of running into other parties in this part of the Sierra.


cartale - Jun 12, 2003 12:55 pm

Route Climbed: Kern Peak Trail Date Climbed: 5/31/2003  Sucess!

This was done the the WTC & SPS sections of the Sierra Club. We hiked nine miles in with full packs, made camp at Redrock Meadow and the continued on the seven mile round trip with 3000' of gain. Eleven started and nine of us made the summit. Great views!

Dave K - Nov 7, 2002 5:31 pm

Route Climbed: Kern Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 1, 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this during a 6-day solo backpacking trip. Lotsa’ nice views and solitude.

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