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Left Flank 


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Description 

Left Flank is one of the most popular sport crags in the RRG. It has routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.13 with a good sampling of routes at all grades between.

It has a western and southern aspect and is a great winter crag.

The rock is surreally patterend and this is a great crag for photos.


Getting There 

From Slade take highway 15 west for 1 mile. Turn right onto hwy 77. Continue on 77 through Nada Tunnel. At the bottom of the hill past the Tunnel park in the lot on the left and hike back toward the Tunnel looking for a trail on the opposite side. After the first creek crossing take the trail uphill to the left.

The approach trail comes out at the route Maypop.


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Flank:
Face Up To That Crack   5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mr. Bungle   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Aquaduck Pocket   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Henry   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Relaxed Atmoshere   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Third World Lover   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wild Yet Tasty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 55'   
Too Many Puppies   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Infectious   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Mercy the Huff   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Sex Farm   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Dinosaur   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Stunning the Hog   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Table of Colors   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
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Starting up The Dinosaur

The Dinosaur 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : Left Flank
This crimpy number combines an intense crux with enduro jugs on some of the best stone in the country. The business is all about finger strength & pain tolerance with a few tough moves on brutal crimps, though a significant pump, and devious moves keep the outcome in doubt right up to the end.Begin atop a flat boulder. Long cranks between incut holds leads to a good ledge & shake below the third bolt. Strenuous V6-ish cranks lead to another ledge and a great rest on a creaky & somewhat spooky...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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