L to R R to L Alpha
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.
33 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in Long Wall
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Long Wall:
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'
Vector Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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'
B3 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
The Gift 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Long Wall
B3 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall
A hard climb with some interesting gear. While I have seen this described as a handcrack in some versions of guides, I beg to differ. It is more a series of pods and flares with some crack between, and even then not really such a size so as to be called a handcrack.Locate the pair of climbs, Perforator and B3. Perhaps 5 meters left of Perforator, boulder/climb some pockets up and at the bottom of a crack (5.10, PG13) and get some gear ASAP. Climb the "crack system" with interesting jams and ho...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From Southern States Go to Forum | What's New | Post New Topic