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The Motherlode

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Burlier's Bane S 
Chainsaw S 
Chronic, The S 
Convicted S 
Crime Time S 
Cutthroat S 
False Positive S 
Flour Power S 
Flux Capacitor S 
Golden Touch S 
Harvest S 
Heart Shape Box S 
High Hard One (aka Subman), The S 
Hoofmaker S 
Hot For Teacher S 
Injured Reserve S 
Kick Me In The Jimmie S 
Laura S 
Leave it to Beavis S 
Low Easy One, The S 
Madness, The S 
One-Eyed Willy Up the Back S 
Purdy Mouth S 
Pushing Up Daisies S 
Reacharound, The S 
Resurrection S 
Rocket Dog S 
Sauce, The S 
Skin Boat S 
SKWBA S 
Snapper S 
Snooker S 
Stabbed in the Back T 
Stain S 
Stella S 
Swahili Slang S 
Team Wilson S 
Trad Sucker S 
Transworld Depravity S 
Trust in Jesus S 
Tuna Town S 
Twisted S 
Verdict, The S 
White Man's Overbite S 
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The Motherlode 


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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Mar 18, 2008
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Description 

Huge area with the highest concentration of hard sport climbing around


Getting There 

Once you get to the bottom of the hill on Bald Mtn Rd there will be a parking lot on you right. Park there and take any of the trails.


52 Total Routes


['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',11],['5.12',27],['5.13',12],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Motherlode:
Injured Reserve   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Ball Scratcher   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Chainsaw   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Kick Me In The Jimmie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Burlier's Bane   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buff the Wood   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Ale-8-One   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Swahili Slang   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Resurrection   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stain   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
Heart Shape Box   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
8 Ball   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Tuna Town   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
40 OZ of Justice   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
Convicted   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Hoofmaker   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
Snooker   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 60'   
Skin Boat   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
BOHICA   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 100'   
Flour Power   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Motherlode
The idyllic Swahili Slang.

Swahili Slang 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : The Motherlode
Swahili Slang is a bit of an anomaly at The Motherlode, with generally vertical climbing on generally "holdless" stone. This climbs more like a desert face climb, with snaking movement between large features. Some will love the technical, balancy nature of the climbing; others will wonder what happened to all those notorious Red River Gorge jugs. This is a great line for wiley old veterans with good technique, as there are few powerful moves and forearm endurance is irrelevant.Step ...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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