The Sanctuary Rock Climbing
The main attractions at The Sanctuary. From L --&...
Primarily a steep sport climbing crag there are also a few really fun Trad lines here as well... The best of which would have to be first fall 5.9 just a nice crack climb on solid rock or you could hit the 5 star Buddha Slept 5.12a if you crank like that... The classic sport routes here are to name a few,Jesus Wept 5.12d, Triple Sec 5.13a and Immaculate Deception 5.12a(this last one isn't as brutally steep as the others...
When you arrive at the crag the first routes climb a super steep wall on Huecos but as you go around the corner to the right more routes appear these are less steep and more technical finally you get to First Fall the sweet crack that marks the end of The Sanctuary...
The sanctuary gets plenty of sun and some routes stay dry in the rain...Have Fun...
Hike the gravel road down to the river... Follow the stream down to a crossing and follow signs to the crag... 10-15 min walk...
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Sanctuary
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sanctuary:
Budda Slept 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Peace Frog 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Jesus Wept 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Featured Route For The Sanctuary
Prometheus Unbound 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c KY
: Red River Gorge
: ... : The Sanctuary
Get tall through the start to reach high crimps and get into an undercling. Move up on pockets through the steep bit to get to where there are some horizontals. Rest in the horizontals before attacking the first pocket band with some thin moves on poor pockets. Good holds above allow a respite before the next band of pockets which are a bit bigger. Better holds above lead to the anchors. Similar to but a little harder than Jesus Wept....[more] Browse More Classics in KY