Lumpy Wall is a remote and obscure area on the Little East Fork of Indian Creek.
Drive along FS Rd. 9b until you must cross a concrete ford (DO NOT CROSS IN HIGH WATER!). Park near the ford on either side and hike up the gated FS road on the opposite (east) side. Follow this road until it climbs out of the floodplain of the creek and passes beneath a huge boulder. Immediately past the boulder take a road up left. Follow this until it surpasses a limestone band and then bear left through a sort of bowl with large boulders to the ridgecrest. You should see the large pinnacle, Major's Pinnacle almost immediately. The main wall can be found by hiking along the ridge to the right unti lyou come to the main cliff. Older published routes are to the left, Steal Your Thunder and Razor Burn are located a few hundred yards to the right, across the minor drainage from Major's.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lumpy Wall:
There and Back Again 5.6 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Major's Pinnacle 5.8 PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 120 feet
Steal Your Thunder 5.9+ Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
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Major's Pinnacle 5.8 PG13 KY : Red River Gorge : Lumpy Wall
This route is located on the East face of the spire. Locate a right slanting crack and follow it until you can launch out on the face to the left. You'll be on a ledge under a slabby, lichen coated face. Uncover the lone bolt and boulder past it to the SE arete to the left. Follow the arete to a bushy ledge. From the ledge bushwhack left to an open area and scramble up a second, short pitch to the most amazing summit in RRG!Downclimb the scramble and rappel near the top of the first pitch.I give...[more] Browse More Classics in KY