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Dragon's Mouth S 
Dragon's Tail T 
Handout, The S 
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Sheet Rock S 
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Practice Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7275, -83.6278 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Practice Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Practice Wall:
Dragon's Mouth   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
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'   
Creeping Elegance   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Handout   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kate's 1st Trad Lead

Kate's 1st Trad Lead 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Practice Wall
Most people solo this one but it does take good fist-sized gear.A low crux leads to easier climbing at the top.This is a good route to demonstrate how to properly place gear....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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