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Crank Start Crack T,TR 
Garden Party S 

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New Directions consists of five relatively small slabs: Parking Lot Rock, Generation Dome, Middle Cliff, Heart Rock, and New Directions Cliff. The slabs are located about a half mile north of Kernville Rock (Kern Slabs).

Getting There 

Drive about a half mile past Kernville Rock and look up the hill for Heart Rock and New Directions Cliff. Park in a turnout with a big tree in the center, just past Heart Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New Directions:
Crank Start Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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On top after leading

Garden Party 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : New Directions
Very fun climb with a great view. This climb is the farthest to the left on New Directions Cliff. Starts behind a tree and climbs a 20’ wide face and aręte on the right. Finishes with a small bowl with 2 rap rings for rappeling. Use 2 60m ropes to rap down. I used an 80m rope to lead, and rap to the bottom. I suggest this route for new climbers or new leaders....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Christopher D. Walsh
From: Hillsboro, OR
May 29, 2014
Does anyone have good beta for the rest of the routes here? I climbed a couple of them recent and would be happy to put them up for the area, but I feel like I'm far from the most qualified.
By Chris Joy
Apr 25, 2015
Christopher D. Walsh. I just added the Garden Party route. Feel free to add more route/info.
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