Tower Rock is a free standing pinnacle with a lot of old school routes of various grades. The earliest climbing in the RRG was probably done here.
Drive on route 715 from its split from hwy 77. Pass the Gladie Creek Visitor Center and then keep your eyes open for the trailhead sign on the left side of the road. It is about half a mile past Pumpkin Bottom Campground.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tower Rock:
Caver's Route 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, 4 pitches, 200'
Salad Days 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Arachnid 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Curving Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Dog Days 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Africa 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Africa 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a KY : Red River Gorge : Tower Rock
Though Dog Days and Africa lack the beautiful aesthetic of their perfect corner of a neighbor, appearing to be rough and chunky, they are both good lines. Both of these are surprisingly good climbs on good stone. More surprising still is that either one is harder and more pumpy than the large roof cap on Arachnid.To climb Africa, start on the crack near the continental outline, where good jamming takes you up a small distance past the 'map' to a good stance at a pod in the crack. From this stan...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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