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The Hideout

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All Mixed Up T,S 
Apotheosis Denied S 
Beware the Bear S 
Boltergeist S 
Bourbon and Bluegrass T 
Bushwhacked T 
Call of the Wild T 
Cruisin' for a Bruisin' S 
Dance of the Druids S 
Earthsurfer S 
International Route of Pancakes S 
Mantle Peace S 
Moots Madness S 
Pre-emptive Strike S 
Shock and Awe T 
Special K S 

The Hideout Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Adam Leedy on Jun 16, 2009
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Doesn't see a whole lot of traffic but has some pretty nice lines. Several nice technical climbs to break up the jug hauls you find at nearby areas. Usually pretty shady and not at all good in any type of rain.

Getting There 

From the Muir Valley parking area, hike the gravel road instead of the the regular approach trail. After descending the steep gravel hill, the road intersects with the road/trail along the valley floor. Turn left here and hike a short distnce to a stream crossing. Shortly after the crossing there will be a sign on the right labeling the hideout. Hike up the hill and find yourself at the base of boltergeist

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hideout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hideout:
Shock and Awe   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Call of the Wild   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dance of the Druids   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Moots Madness   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Beware the Bear   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Boltergeist   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Bourbon and Bluegrass   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
Pre-emptive Strike   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Special K   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Apotheosis Denied   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Earthsurfer   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Hideout
Rock Climbing Photo: Past the crux on Boltergeist.  Photo by Huong.

Boltergeist 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Hideout
Great climbing that never seems to quit. Soft for the grade, Boltergeist makes a terrific choice for a leader's first 10b.Thin moves at the start make stick clipping a prudent choice. Climb on good edges and ledges past several bolts and a bulge to a nice rest ledge. Continue up the face to more purely slabby climbing at the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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