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Crank Start Crack T,TR 

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Location: 35.8212, -118.4575 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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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Crank Start Crack in the shade as seen from across the road.

Crank Start Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : New Directions
Crank Start Crack (aka Kern Crank Start) is a good, but short crack that is right off the road. The crux is right off the ground. Its location makes it a good quick stop when heading up river....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Christopher D. Walsh
From: San Diego, CA
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.