Wall of Denial Rock Climbing
The Red River in the Upper Gorge.
Wall of Denial is a great place to go to escape the crowds. Except when the crowds show up trying to avoid you.
It's a long walk but well worth it. The routes are good and varied. The setting is aesthetic and remote.
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.
Climbing Season For the Red River Gorge area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wall of Denial
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wall of Denial:
Bongo 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 60'
Funhouse 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 80'
Strick 9 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 60'
Featured Route For Wall of Denial
Strick 9 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a 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
BETA PHOTO: Climber on the route Buckeye Testpiece. The dihedr...
By reuven b
From: Urbana, IL
Jul 18, 2016
As of 2016/07/16 trail leading up to Wall of Denial needs some maintenance. A bit bush wacky and there is medium sized tree blocking the entrance that you have to scramble around.