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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Olive Rock:
South Central 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 50'
South Side of the Sky 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 60'
Featured Route For Mt. Olive Rock
South Side of the Sky 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 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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