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Elevation: 942 ft 287 m
GPS: 37.71998, -83.66294
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Apart from some limited exceptions, Torrent Falls is closed to the general public. This great crag is a stark example of how thoughtless climbers can endanger access.

For years, climbing was allowed at this privately-owned crag in the Natural Bridge region. Hard sport routes like Bare Metal Teen and Steelworker attracted climbers wanting to sample some of the best of the Red.

Unfortunately, Torrent also attracted too many people with no consideration of the property owner's wishes. After one too many instances of dealing with climbers' dogs (which were not allowed) and people peeing outdoors in full view of his guests, the owner had had enough and shut down the crag to climbing.

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The Torrent Falls B&B is about five miles south of Miguel's on KY 11.

The approach directions in the guidebook for the 5.10 Wall are wrong. For all routes here you should follow the directions to the 5.11 Wall. You should walk up the gravel road towards the large house and go up the set of stairs on the right. To reach the 5.10 Wall from the 5.11 Wall you keep walking into the amphitheater all the way around to the other side. The property owner does not want people walking directly up the steep hill towards the 5.10 Wall due to erosion.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Torrent Falls (Limited Access)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Dream of a Bee
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Tourist Trap
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 100
Wadcutter AKA "Gumby Killer"
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 47
Pocket Pussy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 132
Bandolier
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Windy Corner
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Receiver
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 74
Centerfire
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Recoil
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 27
Seek The Truth
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 66
Bare Metal Teen
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Us and Them
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 24
Big Money Grip
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 26
Steelworker
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Racer X
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dream of a Bee
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tourist Trap
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wadcutter AKA "Gumby Killer"
 100
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Pussy
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bandolier
 132
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Windy Corner
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Receiver
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Centerfire
 74
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Recoil
 30
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Seek The Truth
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bare Metal Teen
 66
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Us and Them
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Big Money Grip
 24
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Steelworker
 26
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Racer X
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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