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.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
54 Total Routes
['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['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'
Team Wilson 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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'
Snooker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 60'
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'
Hoofmaker 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'
Featured Route For The Motherlode
Tuna Town 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b KY
: Red River Gorge
: The Motherlode
An awesome Red River Gorge classic, it follows a long steep line a ways left of Ale-8-One and Chainsaw. Good hold the whole way up, endurance is key! Make sure to take the 60ft whipper off the top, a classic gorge tradition. Or even better yet, try doing as many pull ups as you can after sending, THEN take the whipper. ...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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