|Roadside Crag (CLOSED)
A nice thin crack and face just left of Fatha, this route appears harder than 5.8 from the base but is easier than it looks. Climb the low-angle ramp up and left, then step left into a beautiful thin carck and flake to the top.
This route is just left of Fatha, about 75' left of Roadside attraction. To get to Roadside Crag drive about 6 miles South on KY 11 from the rest area and park on the right. The trailhead is across the street, and a short approach leads to the base of the wall at the start of Roadside Attraction.
Bring a rack with mostly small gear and only a couple of larger pieces to maybe 2". There is a bolted belay at the top.
|By Adam Steel|
From: Salt Lake City
Jan 16, 2007
I've climbed it twice and never found anchors at the top. I've had to traverse right to anchors above 'Motha'. Spicy for 5.8.
|By Chris Chaney|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Feb 7, 2007
Angle left onto the pale face under the overhanging headwall. There are metolius rap anchors there. The old anchors were the rap anchors over Jump for Joy (above that route's anchors). Originally you rapped from trees on the ledge or left gear at the top of the crack.
|By joe disciullo|
From: Charlotte, NC
Dec 8, 2009
This climb was all smiles and giggles. Super fun moves, perfect pro. Would be great for someone breaking the grade. Wish it was 1000 feet longer :)
|By Shawn Heath|
From: Forchheim, Germany
Aug 17, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
I did this months before I finally got on Roadside Attraction (Roadside was icy in Feb, this one was nice and dry the whole way). I thought Roadside was harder than Five Finger Discount. I went ahead and agreed with the 5.8 rating though because there may have been one 5.8 move that I don't remember. It's a breeze and is very secure. I probably felt more secure than Roadside because I didn't fully "get" jamming then.
From: columbus, oh
Nov 8, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Maybe I have fat fingers because I barely fit them in on this crack, it felt comparable to other 5.9's in the red, however maybe it differs from the opinion of those w/ small fingers...