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Mt. Olive Rock

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Mt. Olive Rock  


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Submitted By: David Aguasca! on Mar 23, 2009
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Description 

Mt. Olive Rock is a small crag with just a handful of routes, one of the being the super classic South Side of the Sky. It is easily visible from the road, the approach being a 1 minute scramble up the hill to the crag.

Getting There 

From the intersection of KY 498 and KY 52, drive west on 52 for 2.8 miles to a dirt pull on the right in a break in the guard rail. The crag is up the road on the left, you can't miss it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Mt. Olive Rock
South Side of the Sky.

South Side of the Sky 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : Mt. Olive Rock
This route is easily visible from the road and is the kind that makes you stop and say, "Holy cow, what's that?" This clean left facing dihedral houses a thin finger crack with a tricky start. It's a great option for rainy days, as it stays dry even in a downpour.Watch out for poison ivy at the anchors!...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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