BETA PHOTO: Routes from left to right: Dracula '04 Lucifer The...
Many of the routes are climbable in the rain.
A couple of 5.10's, a couple of 5.11's, a couple of 5.12-'s, 3 5.13b's and one of the hardest routes in the gorge, Lucifer 5.14c.
Very pretty wall but a long walk in. Not likely to be crowded but if it is there are not many routes to choose from so if you show up and there arer a bunch of people there you may want ot head back to one of the other areas that are near by.
Follow the signs from the parking area. Once you are on the road it tapers to a trail once you are past most of the areas and you have to cross two little drainages on this tril before you turn up left ot the cliff which is signed.
Once you reach the wall, there are a few trad lines to the left but most of the routes arer to the right, through a tunnel formed by the wall and a boulder.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Purgatory
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Purgatory:
Believer 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 60'
Gluttony 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 70'
Dracula '04 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Hellraiser 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b KY
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Start by steming across to the wall onto some cool pockets. Head up with long reaches between good holds. The crux comes at the third bolt and is obvious from the ground, getting to and using the terrible slopers. Above the holds get big again and some are pretty sharp so move with care....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
The Purgatory amphitheatre