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Chickenhead Better Than No Head T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Dipstick T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
God Save the Queen T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Eggs T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grinch, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Griptospuridiam T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ham T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Logic and Proportion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Lorax Tree, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orange Crush T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Over the Hedge T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Sam I Am T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Seuss is Dead T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Star Bellied Sneeches T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sylvester McMonkey McBean (aka Snitches) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Theodor Seuss Geisel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whoville T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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Elevation: 1,170 ft
GPS: 37.893, -83.652 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 4, 2006 with updates from Kyle Johnston
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Access Issue: Partial closure due to historical and archaeological sites. Details

Description

Dip Wall is located in a very aesthetic setting. The forest surrounding the wall is one of the most beautiful areas in the RRG.

The climbs, for the most part, are short. The wall itself is very tall however, and most of the climbs are under massive blank overhangs. Because of this, Dip is one of the most popular rainy day trad crags in the RRG.

Dip has a mostly southern aspect, so it is a good winter time crag. The well traveled easy routes have bolt anchors, so it is ideal for new leaders to play around on relatively short, easy routes with bolt anchors.

I think there is some moderate multi-pitch potential here as well, but up to now it has been mostly untapped.

Getting There

Drive along FS Rd. 9b to its end. From the gate hike along the left side of the creek and follow a smaller tributary across the open area to where it comes out of the woods. Continue along the right side of the tributary picking up an old logging road and look for a steep switchback on the right. Follow the steep old road until it narrows into a trail. The trail meets the wall a few yards left of Green Eggs and Ham

Parking area GPS: 37.8865°N, 83.6483°W

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Was out there in 10/08/16. FS9B has been changed and rerouted (technically the creek has). There is a parking area for Muscle Beech and then one more area past that where the road ends. The last lot was full so we went to Muscle Beech. I assume you'd park at the last lost for Dip Wall and Purple Valley. If anyone knows for sure let us know. Oct 14, 2016
Chris Chaney
Stanton, Kentucky
Chris Chaney   Stanton, Kentucky
The stream rehab project changed the Muscle Beach/Between Wall approach and the Dip Wall approach. You park in the same place for both areas, but to get to Purple Valley et al you now have to cross the creek (twice for PV) and the approach is much longer. Oct 21, 2016
Andy Weinmann
Silver Spring, MD
Andy Weinmann   Silver Spring, MD
Drive to the end of FS9B and park. Do not cross East Fork Indian Creek (the large creek). Walk along the EFIC, keeping it on your right. Cross a small stream the feeds into EFIC. Walk about 50 yards or so and find the faint trail to the left leading towards the tree line (there was a stake with a pink tape on it a little ways down). Follow the trail to the treeline and it should become more noticeable. You'll keep the small stream on your left for a little ways and then the trail will turn right and sharply uphill. You'll come upon a small outcrop first...ignore this and turn left, following the trail through a mellow section before it turns uphill again. There were a few rock cairns along the way but you just have to find the more traveled ground (harder with leaves down). The other big marker was a huge fallen tree that we had to duck under...at that point you're really close. The main trail should come up right at Green Eggs and Ham. Nov 27, 2017
Kyle Johnston
Louisville, KY
Kyle Johnston   Louisville, KY
The route order here is (currently) wrong. The correct order should be, from left to right: Chickenhead Better Than No Head, Griptospuridiam, Logic and Proportion, Sam I Am, The Grinch, Whoville, Orange Crush, Dipstick, Over The Hedge, Green Eggs, Ham, Seuss is Dead, Theodor Seuss Geisel, The Lorax Tree, Star Bellied Sneeches, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, God Save the Queen, "One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist."

Update: The route order has been fixed. Dec 23, 2017

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