New Directions Rock Climbing
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).
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 For the The Needles / Kern River area.
Weather station 2.9 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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Directions:
Featured Route For New Directions
Garden Party 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: 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 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 CA
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.