Elevation: 1,147 ft
GPS: 37.863, -83.674 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek

Description

This wall is actually located in the main Indian Creek Drainage, but trail access begins just right of the fork of FS rd. 9. The wall's aspect is mostly west except for a few routes. The rock tends to be gray and can be damp for some time after a rain.

The average rock quality is somewhat low, but there are a fair number of moderate routes. Despite the great height of the wall, most routes are rather short.

Getting There

Park near the bridge at the split of FS Rd. 9. Walk a few yards down 9b (right fork) and look for a trail on the left side of the road. The guidebook says take the 2nd trail on the left, but there is a false trail head that appears to be 2nd if trying to count from the gate. The false trail has a national forest sign and eventually disappears on you about 300 yards left of the actual approach. The real trail starts about 50-100 feet after the bullet-riddled road sign that can now be seen in this photo.

Follow the long trail to the wall.

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