REI Community
New Directions Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Garden Party T 
Rusty Nail S 

New Directions Cliff Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 3,208'
Location: 35.82166, -118.45787 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 567
Administrators: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Muscrat on Jan 4, 2017  with updates from Chris Joy
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


The most easily recognized face in New Directions, from the north end of the parking area look up and right. See the low angle Rusty looking rock with the north aspect? Yep. Good place to start for those new to the area and not able to onsight 11's.

Getting There 

Walk up the well marked trail from the 1st pullout past heart rock.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles / Kern River area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in New Directions Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Directions Cliff:
Rusty Nail   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in New Directions Cliff

Featured Route For New Directions Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: On top after leading

Rusty Nail 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  California : Southern Sierra : ... : New Directions Cliff
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 arête 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 California

Comments on New Directions Cliff Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About