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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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