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Submitted By: Steve Marcil on Oct 31, 2009
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Description 

Long overhanging wall with routes graded well into the 5.12 to 5.13 range.

Some parts are chossy or loose (looking at the bottom of the cliff you will understand), but the classics are very solid.

Most draws are fixed with metal cables.

Some very high quality climbing in my opinion. Better be ready for dynamic climbing, the holds are sometimes far apart.

Getting There 

Newer area of Muir Valley. Follow the directions for Weber Hollow until you see some signs leading to MN SURF (Midnight Surf).

As far as I know there are 2 ways to get there. The first path shares destination with the Boneyard and is quite long and tiring. second path is just passed the Solarium and climbs a flight of stairs to the bottom of the crag. Much easier.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=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 Midnight Surf:
Iniquity   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Cell Block Six   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tapeworm   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Midnight Surf: Cell Block Six

Cell Block Six 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Midnight Surf
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