Wall of Denial is a great place to go to escape the crowds. Except when the crowds show up trying to avoid you.
Park at the concrete bridge parking area. Hike up the Douglas Trail as if going to Eagle's Nest. The trail will bend right (south) with the river past Eagle's Nest. After a few more minutes you will cross a shallow, but narrow gully. Immediately after crossing look for a trail heading into the rhododendron on the left. After making the split look for another split and follow th eleft trail up the hill toward the cliffline. Once at the main cliff walk around the corner to the right. The wall faces south.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wall of Denial:
Bongo 5.6 Trad, 60 feet
Buckeye Testpiece 5.6 R Trad, 60 feet
Funhouse 5.7 Trad, 80 feet
Red River Renaissance 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 45 feet
New Red River 5.9 Trad, 70 feet
Strick 9 5.9 Trad, 60 feet
Toxic Avenger 5.10d Sport, 60 feet
Featured Route For Wall of Denial
Strick 9 5.9 KY : Red River Gorge : Wall of Denial
There is a distinct crux midway up the route. But it isn't terribly harder than the climbing before or after.Fancy footwork will serve you well as you stem and edge your way up this route.This was my first 5.9 lead and it is a good route to break into the grade. Just make sure you get good gear before moving past the roof....[more] Browse More Classics in KY