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 Trad, 4 pitches, 200 feet
Salad Days 5.6 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Curving Crack 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Arachnid 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Dog Days 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Africa 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
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Arachnid 5.8 KY : Red River Gorge : Tower Rock
Don't be overly intimidated by this route. Oh, it's everything it appears from the ground, but the roof is actually pretty casual.The initial dihedral is classic hands and/or layback. The upper part is much wider, but there are lots of big face holds after the offwidth section.If you have a big-bro, the place for it is out at the lip of the roof. Try to avoid putting a cam in the crack in the roof, as the rope has a tendency to pull into the crack and wreak havoc with any camming device by eithe...[more] Browse More Classics in KY