BETA PHOTO: Topo of the routes in the Madness Cave, from left ...
Huge area with the highest concentration of hard sport climbing around
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',18],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Motherlode:
Chainsaw 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Ale-8-One 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Stain 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 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'
Hoofmaker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 80'
Convicted 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Skin Boat 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 80'
Snooker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 60'
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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Ball Scratcher 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a KY
: Red River Gorge
: The Motherlode
Looking for something a little different? This route will test your balance & footwork more than your fitness. The technical prow requires patience and focus, not the typical bulging forearms found elsewhere along these cliffs. For this reason, this route is a poor warmup (except maybe for other weirdness like Swahili Slang) but it can offer some entertainment after The Undertow Wall has worked you over.Begin with easy stemming up the dirty, mossy gulley. Move left onto the prow, and work be...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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