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Military Wall

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Decay's Way 
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Fuzzy Undercling 
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Gung Ho 
In the Light 
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Jungle Beat 
Left Turret 
Legend, The 
Mercy Miss Percy 
Minimum Creep 
Moonbeam 
Mule 
Nagypapa 
Nicorette 
Nothing for Now 
Parting Gift 
Pink Feat Boulder Problem 
Possum Lips 
Reliquary, The 
Stay Left 
Subatomic Fingerlock (closed) 
Sunshine 
Super Slab 
Things That Go Bump In the Night 
Thirsting Skull (closed) 
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Military Wall 


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Description 

Military Wall is awesome and will fill you whole climbing day for youand your entourage from the warm-up to the last red-point attempt on your project.

With climbs like Possum Lips, Sunshine,and Moonbeam ,anyone who bothered making the trip to Red (read: can at least climb 5.9) can have a fun day climbing classics that are overhanging although moderate.

With climbs like Tissue Tiger, Gung Ho, Nagypapa, Fuzzy Undercling, etc... the hard-body in you with delight with options of overhanging, hard, demanding and pumpy routes that have classic mvoes hard finishes and great picture oppurtunites.

Come on over to Military Wall, you won't leave dissapointed.

P.S. Stays in the sun until 2ish, most of the routes over 5.10 stay very dry in the rain.


Getting There 

From Slade, KY (Miguel's): Highway 15 west, 1 mi. Take right onto hwy 77 driving past some seriously bad looking real estate. Continue on 77 through Nada Tunnel and down the other side and some crazy switchbacks. When the hill ends there will be a parking lot on your left, park then hike 100' back up the road, cross it and the brook at the little bridge, make your way up the trail, take a right for Military Wall continue up the trail for 5-10min then round a corner and you'll have Sunshine and Moonbeam on your right and Tissue Tiger, Fuzzy Undercling, etc ahead of you on the overhanging intimidating wall.


36 Total Routes


['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Military Wall:
G.I.   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Sunshine   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Moonbeam   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
In the Light   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jungle Beat   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Possum Lips   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Another Doug Reed Route   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Fuzzy Undercling   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bozo's Bogus Booty Biner (BBBB)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Jac Mac (closed)   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Forearm Follies   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
All Things Considered   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 55'   
Nicorette   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Gung Ho   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Reliquary   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
Tissue Tiger   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mule   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Super Slab   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Legend   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nagypapa   5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Military Wall
Super Slab.  Begin up the heavily chalked L-facing dihedral, and snake your way up towards the right-facing, right-leaning dihedral at the top.

Super Slab 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : Military Wall
If you're the sort of climber who believes everything at the Red is soft, take a run on this guy! This classic slab is completely out of character with the typical Red jug haul, with thin edges and invisible feet on a less than vertical wall. The rock is stellar, and the movement is cerebral and sustained with three or four significant cruxes that don't let up till the very end.The fun begins with literally the hardest move on the route--a long slap to the obvious horn. Shorter folks and thos...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

Photos of Military Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Unknown climber on the 13d at Military.
Unknown climber on the 13d at Military.
It can be difficult to find parking at the Military Wall on autumn weekends.
It can be difficult to find parking at the Militar...
Beta photo of the Military Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo of the Military Wall.
Climbers on Gung Ho and Tissue Tiger.
Climbers on Gung Ho and Tissue Tiger.
The Nada tunnel.
The Nada tunnel.
Fuzzy Undercling
Fuzzy Undercling
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By Ammon
Jun 8, 2008

There are actually about 56 routes on Military Wall, not just 28.

By Ladd Raine
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Jun 9, 2008

Where does it say there are 28?

By nathaniel
From: winter park, CO
Feb 12, 2009

then add the other 28 routes to the site