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This is the best crag in the RRG for learning trad climbing. There is the greatest concentration of easier routes, with quality routes at every grade from 5.6 to 5.11.
Parking area GPS: 37.8380, -83.6440
19 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fortress Wall:
Calypso III 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Route 48 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The Turret 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Calypso II 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
American Wall 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Bedtime for Bonzo 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
American Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Calypso I 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 60'
Party Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Horny Bitch 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Snake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Bombs Bursting 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 60'
Blue Runner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Where Lizards Dare 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a A2 Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Fortress Wall
Party Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b KY : Red River Gorge : Fortress Wall
One of the nicest moderate trad routes in the Red, and it takes good gear if you have it. The first pitch takes a few larger cams (perhaps to 4") and the scond pitch a standard light rack. Bolted belay/rap anchors make this climb a good first multi-pitch....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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