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Roadside Crag (CLOSED)

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Roadside Crag (CLOSED) 

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Roadside could be called the flagship crag of the RRG. It boasts sport routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12+. It has a high concentration of easier routes and a good concentration of 5.10 sport and 5.12 sport slong a wonderfully pocketed south facing wall.

Roadside is privately owned by climbers.

Getting There 

Follow hwy 11 into Wolfe County. Look for a developed parking/picnic area on the right side of the road. The trail is o nthe opposite side of the road.

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Roadside Crag (CLOSED):
C Sharp or B Flat   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 60'   
Roadside Attraction   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Five Finger Discount   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
All Cows Eat Grass   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   
Kampsight   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 80'   
Andromeda Strain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
AWOL   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Crazy Fingers   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dragonslayer   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Pulling Pockets   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Synchronicity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Up Yonder   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hemisfear   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
The Return of Chris Snyder   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Way Up Yonder   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Ro Shampo   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Stay the Hand   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Jersey Connection   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 50'   
Strevels Gets in Shape   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wild Gift   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Pulling Pockets 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED)
The fourth route on the 5.10 wall, between Crazyfingers (5.10c) and the trad line Synchronicity (5.11a). Originally a trad line, this excellent route is now well protected by bolts. Climb through pockets to a crimp crux, then pick one of several variations from the last bolt to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

Photos of Roadside Crag (CLOSED) Slideshow Add Photo
the first moves of Valor Over Discretion...
the first moves of Valor Over Discretion...
Casey atop one of the routes on the far right wall... roadside attraction is in the background...
Casey atop one of the routes on the far right wall...
Climbers are on the route Runnin' Down a Dream (5.10a R). The crack system to the right is the unmistakable Roadside Attraction.
BETA PHOTO: Climbers are on the route Runnin' Down a Dream (5....
On the 5.10 wall
On the 5.10 wall
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By Bobrunning
From: Madison, wi
Oct 31, 2010

Parking - latitude 37.73335 longitude 83.65913

By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Nov 15, 2010

Really? Parking GPS?

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 24, 2011

Roadside has been CLOSED due to poor behavior by climbers- please respect the closure and wait until it is open before returning!

By Craig Nelson
From: sioux city, iowa
Feb 8, 2012

Any rumors on when it will be reopening?

By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Sep 18, 2012

Probably never as long as there are dummies still ticking routes on this site.

By Michael R Sweet
Aug 23, 2013

Is Roadside open again? I am heading to the Red at the end of October (first time in 4 years) and a trip to the red is not complete without a run up roadside attraction.


By Dustin Stephens
6 days ago