Login with Facebook
Dunkan Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Frenchburg Overhangs T 
What's Left of the Beeneling T 

Dunkan Rock  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 37.84626, -83.64173 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 572
Administrators: Jason Halladay, saxfiend, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kevin Wagner on Nov 13, 2013

76° | 50°

62° | 47°

69° | 51°
Columbus Day

72° | 52°

67° | 48°

69° | 51°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Beautiful top-out in the Northern Red River Gorge.


A unique wall in the Gorge with very few routes, but with three of the Red's best trad lines and one of the most beautiful top-outs as well. Frenchburg Overhangs is a fun, long climb with abundant holds and great protection that is a must do for any 5.8 trad leader. To the right are two classic and beautiful moderate crack climbs, The Beeneling and What's Left of the Beeneling. All routes top out via a short scramble climber's left of the large overhang at the end of the climbs although it is more easily accessible via Frenchburg Overhangs.

Getting There 

Park in the pull-off for Phantasia wall (1 mile up the road from the intersection of KY 77 and KY 715) where the road turns. Walk back down the road a few minutes to another (small) pull-off and hike down to the creek. Cross the creek, and find the old trail (or don't) to the right of the small ridges and hike straight uphill to the cliff. Approach time 10-15 minutes, once you find it. The rock cliff is slightly visible from the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Dunkan Rock
Navigating the low roof on Frenchburg Overhangs.

Frenchburg Overhangs 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  KY : Red River Gorge : Dunkan Rock
Once you reach the cliff, find the obvious low overhangs with plenty of pleasant holds in the perfect corner and a tree approximately 50 feet up. Climb to the tree and belay, then climb the pleasant offwidth of sorts to the belay tree. Belay, then walk climber's left around the overhang to scramble to the true summit for a worthwhile view. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

Local Information for Dunkan Rock
- none -
Upcoming Events
Oct 9Rocktoberfest oct 9-11
Comments on Dunkan Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!