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A Fresh Start T 
Armed T 
Bitchmobile T 
Chem Studs S 
Crouching Tiger T 
Danger Mouse S 
Double Helix T 
Hidden Dragon T 
It's a Wonderful Life S 
Menifee Meth T 
Misadventures of Nabisco County, Jr., The T 
People Gully T 
Please Don't Feed the Triceratops S 
Refrigerator, The T 
Ride 'em Cowboy T 
Solar Flare T 
Super Gun T 
When Doves Cry 
X Files, The T 

Pistol Ridge Rock Climbing 

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This wall is actually located in the main Indian Creek Drainage, but trail access begins just right of the fork of FS rd. 9. The wall's aspect is mostly west except for a few routes. The rock tends to be gray and can be damp for some time after a rain.

The average rock quality is somewhat low, but there are a fair number of moderate routes. Despite the great height of the wall, most routes are rather short.

Getting There 

Park near the bridge at the split of FS Rd. 9. Walk a few yards down 9b (right fork) and look for a trail on the left side of hte road.

Follow the long trail to the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pistol Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pistol Ridge:
When Doves Cry   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ride 'em Cowboy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Please Don't Feed the Triceratops   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Bitchmobile   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Pistol Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch of Solar Flare

Solar Flare 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13  KY : Red River Gorge : Pistol Ridge
pitch 1 (11a/b): Start up the right-facing flake system and trend right up thin finger locks and horizontals as soon as reasonable. Bomber but spicy gear with a short crux. Belay from a 2-bolt anchor on the ledge shared with the old route Thunderbolt Mountain (5.4, FA Erik Farley), which continues up the initial flake system to the left then trends back to the right at the top. A 3 or 4 camalot is useful to move the belay a bit further right beneath the base of pitch 2.pitch 2 (12b): The obvious...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By nickehman
From: Bloomington, IN
May 24, 2012
what about "crouching tiger" or "hidden dragon". The two badass offwidth roof routes?
By Sam Golden
From: melbourne, FL
May 28, 2012
note for anyone going here, there is a train right across from the area that you park. This is NOT the trail that leads to the wall. Go about 30 feet to the right of this trail and you will find the walkin.

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