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This little pocket area is obscure and almost completely unknown. It suffers from a long approach, but it is a nice diversion on busy weekends or holidays. Don't expect ot spend the whole day climbing, there are only two routes.
Follow hwy 11 past Miguel's to Whittleton Campground. Park nearby and hike through the campground to the Whittleton Trail (Sheltowee Trace follows this as well). Hike up the trail past the spur which goes to Whittleton Arch. After the split you'll hike up and then back down a hill, cross a tributary and then up and down a second, shorter hill. Just before a large boudler on the left, and the trail drops into the creek you can see a cliff to the left through the trees. Hike up the hill and locate a sport route next to a deep rockhouse with an easy crack coming out of it.
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Tuff Noogies 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b KY : Red River Gorge : Whittleton Branch
This is the only bolted route at the wall. Climb through some opening weirdness then flow through the upper moves to bolted anchors. You can also top this route out and step right to the anchors over Gemini Crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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