Elevation: 1,147 ft
GPS: 37.86342, -83.67403
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso RRG, Billy Simek
Access Issue: New route development is prohibited in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Details

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Pistol Ridge

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V3+ 6A+
 13
Dreams
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
When Doves Cry
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
The X Files
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
Please Don't Feed the Triceratops
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Ol' Yeller
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 19
The Refrigerator
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Danger Mouse
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Bitchmobile
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Super Gun
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 61
It's a Wonderful Life
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Chem Studs
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Black Friday
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
The Unknowable
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Wanderer
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 4
Solar Flare
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dreams
 13
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
When Doves Cry
 9
V4 6B Boulder
The X Files
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Please Don't Feed the Trice…
 63
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ol' Yeller
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Refrigerator
 19
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Danger Mouse
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bitchmobile
 23
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Super Gun
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
It's a Wonderful Life
 61
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Chem Studs
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Black Friday
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Unknowable
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Wanderer
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Solar Flare
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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