Routes in Funk Rock City
|Appalachian Spring S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Cruising Lane T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Emphysema T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Eye of the Needle S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Frugal Chariot S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Funkadelic S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Glory Be S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Go Easy Billy Clyde! S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Goodstone T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Hardcore Jollies S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Headstone Surfer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Infidel, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Joe Camel T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|L'ile Au Ciel S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Local Color TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X|
|Manic Impression S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Orange Juice S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Prime Directive S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Red Hot Chilli Pepper T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Rite of Passage T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Seppuku S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13|
|Smokin' Joe S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Sparkey Goes Crack Climbing T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|There Goes the Neighborhood S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Up Swift Creek Without A Paddle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Veldhaus Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||37.803, -83.576 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Chris Chaney on Oct 4, 2006|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike|
DescriptionFunk Rock City. The name immediately piques the interest.
This crag has the best concentration of 5.10-5.11 slab routes in the 80-90 foot range of any crag in the Red. The rock is beautiful, the routes are classic and the setting is stunning. Funk Rock is a truly unique RRG experience.
FRC is a superb winter crag if Swift Camp Creek is not running too high. It's aspect is due south and the wall acts as a great big solar collector.
Getting There[Added by Jason Halladay, November 2015...but it's been a long while since I've been there...]
It's a bit of a hump to hike into Funk Rock City. We presumed that would translate into fewer crowds but it didn't for us. Expect a hike of 20 to 30 minutes for your first time hiking in and figuring it out.
From the Nada Tunnel on KY77, near the Military Wall/Left Flank areas, drive E/NE for about two miles to a T intersection. Turn right (still KY77), and drive about three-quarters of a mile to another intersection at KY77 and KY715. Turn right onto KY715 and drive about 8 miles to a large parking area/pulloff on the left. Park here.
From the parking area, dirt mounds/hills block an old dirt road. Hike the old dirt road for a bit over a half of a mile to a creek crossing. You may have to wade the creek so perhaps bring sandals just in case.
After crossing the creek, hike upstream on the old road for a couple hundred feet to a trail that heads left, uphill. Take this trail to the far left end of the crag.
Classic Climbing Routes at Funk Rock City
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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