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Practice Wall 


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First lead on Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4).

Description 

Even if you've scoped it out in the guidebook beforehand, your first glimpse of the Practice Wall will probably be a little bit of a shock. Most of the routes here are shorter than the average climbing gym. But for newcomers getting their first taste of climbing on real rock, you couldn't ask for anything better. Short lines in the 5.easy range make nice topropes for beginners and kids, and a climber looking to do their first lead can gain some confidence on Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4).

Practice Wall isn't just a beginner's playground, though. Hardcore climbers can test their crimp strength on lines like Beastly Traverse (5.11a).


Getting There 

From the parking lot, head down the trail as for Bruise Brothers or Sunnyside. After crossing the creek, take the first trail on the left for Joe Ponder Hollow. Watch for signage pointing to Practice Wall and follow the trail to the short cliff.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Practice Wall:
Dragon's Mouth   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Crescendo   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Beta Spewer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
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First trad route I took an actual lead fall on. Pro was great, just took forever to get the nut out that saved my neck

Short and Sweet 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Practice Wall
This dinky dihedral is harder than it looks. The corner crack starts off fingertips-thin, and there's not much in the way of feet on the faces. In spite of its short length, not a good choice for neophyte trad leaders....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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