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Long Wall is just that, a long unbroken barrier of Corbin Sandstone that makes up the north wall of the Red River Gorge, just west of the end of what is considered the Middle Gorge. It stretches for over a mile with only one point of top access, and that is at the extreme western end.
From the iron (arn) bridge on hwy 77 take the gravel road west for a couple miles. Look for the Shield above a left curve in the road. Drive a bit further and look for a well used pulloff on the left with a distinct trail going uphill on the right. The trail is fairly obvious, if tricky all the way to the wall. To get to Autumn, Rock Wars, B3, and BIg Coutnry walk along the cliff right (east). To get to Vector Trouble and the top access walk left. GPS is for the parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Long Wall:
Mailbox 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Autumn 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Hot September 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cruise Control 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Perforator 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Rock Wars 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Vector Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Boom Boom Out Go The Lights 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Fear and Loathing in Nada 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Back Door to Paris 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Next Day Air 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
B3 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Souders Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R Trad, 80'
Game Boy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 140'
The Gift 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Are the Pies Fresh? 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 70110'
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Vector Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall
Near the left (west) end of Long Wall is this striking orange dihedral above a ledge. Take the leftmost of three cracks to get to the ledge and belay to reduce rope drag. Then fire up the classic dihedral, stemming on good edges and dropping bomber nuts in the finger crack. Don't let the roof intimidate you. You get gear above your head as you edge out to the arete. Pull the exposed lip move on good holds and hike otthe ledge. Walk off left or concoct a rappel down the route....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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