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Routes in Global Village

Casual Viewing T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deep Six S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Disappearer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dog Fight (a.k.a. Circa Man) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eureka S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Father and Son T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Howard Roark T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jake Flake T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Kentucky Pinstripe S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Loosen Up S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Off With Batman T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Out For Justice S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vision T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 1,013 ft
GPS: 37.752, -83.657 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
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Global had a revival of sorts a few years ago. Previously it was home to a bunch of hardman obscure classics and a couple 5.7 crack. But then someone bolted a couple more moderate routes, cleaned out another 5.7 crack, and suddenly Global Village went from mostly unknown to high traffic gumby cliff.

There are some fantastic routes here and it has definitely earned it's attention. The wall needs some maintenance to trails for sure.

Getting There

From Slade, drive south on KY11, passing by Miguel's, for 4.8 miles to a grassy meadow area and pulloff parking area on the right (37.7508, -83.66375). From the parking, cross KY11 to find a trail leading uphill. At the large boulder and trail split, hike right. Follow this for a bit, through a drainage and up a hill to another split. Left goes directly up to the Eureka/Father and Son/Vision area and the right goes to the harder sport routes and the right end of the clif where Casual Viewing is located.

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Andrew R.
Linden, VA
Andrew R.   Linden, VA
Approach trail has been improved with switchbacks. Dec 5, 2013
Approach: You have to go through 2 ravines. The father and son area is about 500 yards after the second ravine. If you find yourself going up iron reebar steel steps for about 8 feet with a rope ladder, then you will approach the Father and Son climb. About 100 feet to your right when you get to the top of the ladder. This is the beginning/left end of the global village. The right/east end is about 1/4 mile further to your right. There is path down low and up high.

Rappel: 70 meter will get you down from the absolute top on Kentucky and Jake Flake. Not sure about 60 meter, maybe with stretch. Jun 16, 2014
Ian Flener
Louisville, KY
Ian Flener   Louisville, KY
Popular with copperheads. May 1, 2017
Chase E  
Why was 'Nailbiter' removed? It is the .12- arĂȘte left of Eureka? Just wondering... May 10, 2017
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
Chase E wrote:Why was 'Nailbiter' removed? It is the .12- arĂȘte left of Eureka? Just wondering...
I have a vague recollection the original submitter (forgot his name) deleted it a couple months ago. If you have climbed it and want to add it, that would be great. Thanks. May 10, 2017
Matthew Stark
Indianapolis, IN
Matthew Stark   Indianapolis, IN
The approach to this area has become infested with a nest of ground hornets. There is chalk on a rock marked "bee" pointing to the nest. Avoid the red hand rope, instead going along the rock face. As well, one of the rebar ladder rungs busted. Oct 4, 2017
Does anyone know the status of the approach? Feb 19, 2018

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