Practice Wall Rock Climbing
First lead on Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4).
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).
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.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Practice Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Practice Wall:
Crescendo 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 40'
Beta Spewer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 20'
The Handout 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For Practice Wall
Beta Spewer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b KY
: Red River Gorge
: ... : Practice Wall
Climb okay holds up to a nice side pull/jug then get the next side pull. Get established and reach for a good crimp. Reach up high for a giant jug that looks like a horn. Go left a bit on good holds then fire up to a decent hold then reach the anchors with big jugs again....[more] Browse More Classics in KY