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The Bowling Alley Rock Climbing 

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Southern most crag in Muir. Even if the Parking lot is full, this place will be empty. Probably the most secluded crag in Muir. Mostly slightly steep pockety faces. Still pretty new and untraveled so a lot of the rock is fragile and sharp

Getting There 

Hike to Sunny Side in the Rebel Camp Hollow. Rather than turn left up to the last routes of Sunny Side, continue on the trail (a sight points in the direction of Hatton. Follow this trail until you pass between two large boulders and come to a steep trail that breaks up left. This meets another wider trail. Follow it right for a while and the cliff will become visible on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Muir Valley area.

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Expresso 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Bowling Alley
Far right route. Bust out some bouldery moves to get up to a half moon feature at the first bolt. Then continue up a 5.10 face to send one of easiest 12's in the gorge...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By MikeWilkinson
From: Lexington, KY
Sep 16, 2016
Climbed here on one of the hottest days of summer, and this wall gets shade 90% of the day when leaves are on the trees. Doesn't appear to see much climbing, as there were many spider webs and not too much chalk on holds either. Great place to get away from crowds and bag a few quick climbs.

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