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Global Village

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L to R R to L Alpha
Casual Viewing T 
Deep Six S 
Disappearer S 
Dog Fight (a.k.a. Circa Man) S 
Eureka S 
Father and Son T 
Howard Roark T 
Jake Flake T 
Kentucky Pinstripe S 
Loosen Up S 
Nailbiter S 
Out For Justice S 
Vision T 

Global Village  

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Location: 37.7508, -83.66375 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The trail head across from the parking area at 37....


Global had a revival of sorts a few years ago. Previously it was home to a bunch of hardman obscure classics and a couple 5.7 crack. But then someone bolted a couple more moderate routes, cleaned out another 5.7 crack, and suddenly Global Village went from mostly unknown to high traffic gumby cliff.

There are some fantastic routes here and it has definitely earned it's attention. The wall needs some maintenance to trails for sure.

Getting There 

From Slade, drive south on KY11, passing by Miguel's, for 4.8 miles to a grassy meadow area and pulloff parking area on the right (37.7508, -83.66375). From the parking, cross KY11 to find a trail leading uphill. At the large boulder and trail split, hike right. Follow this for a bit, through a drainage and up a hill to another split. Left goes directly up to the Eureka/Father and Son/Vision area and the right goes to the harder sport routes and the right end of the clif where Casual Viewing is located.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Global Village:
Eureka   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 70'   
Father and Son   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   
Casual Viewing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Vision   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 80'   
Kentucky Pinstripe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Loosen Up   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dog Fight (a.k.a. Circa Man)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Disappearer   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Out For Justice   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Eureka 5.6 at Lady Slipper- Global Village

Eureka 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  KY : Red River Gorge : Global Village
Can you say vertical jug climbing? This route follows the orange and purple streaks up the vertical wall left of Fahter and Son.This route is very popular and for good reason.Despite the easy grade it can seem heady to lead and there is the element of loose rock involved on this route. It's worth the walk in though, the moves are fantastic and the route unforgettable for beginners....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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Watch out, these guys are all over the place.
Watch out, these guys are all over the place.
The 'Large Boulder' in the approach details.
BETA PHOTO: The 'Large Boulder' in the approach details.

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By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Dec 5, 2013
Approach trail has been improved with switchbacks.
By Dreez
Jun 16, 2014
Approach: You have to go through 2 ravines. The father and son area is about 500 yards after the second ravine. If you find yourself going up iron reebar steel steps for about 8 feet with a rope ladder, then you will approach the Father and Son climb. About 100 feet to your right when you get to the top of the ladder. This is the beginning/left end of the global village. The right/east end is about 1/4 mile further to your right. There is path down low and up high.

Rappel: 70 meter will get you down from the absolute top on Kentucky and Jake Flake. Not sure about 60 meter, maybe with stretch.
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