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Elevation: 592 ft 180 m
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Don't over look rock climbing in West Kentucky!

Climbing in Western KY is varied and spread out, but has a lot to offer.

Clifty Hollow hosts a lot of boulder problems and endless variations, and maybe the best problem in western Kentucky, Werewolf. Hunter Bluff has some classic routes and test-pieces with some exciting ownership changes possibly happening soon (Hunter Bluff is still CLOSED). For those looking to get off the deck, check out the two-pitch Hawkwind at Dismal Rock, bolted in 2019. Climbing is allowed with the Pennyrile State Forest, but not in the State Park,.

There is a lot of unique climbing history to Western KY. John Gill even visited the Pennyrile. 

Please make sure to verify land ownership and access to the more smaller areas!

The West Kentucky Climbers Coalition (WKCC) has recently formed and will have all the important climbing information for the area. Please find and follow the West Kentucky Rock Climbing FB page. Some great things are happening for WKY rock climbing!

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There are a lot of rock climbing locations throughout Western KY. Many are approachable from I-24, Pennyrile Parkway, or the West KY Parkway. Google Maps is your friend for some of the more remote areas and directions.

Development and Access Announcement

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The West Kentucky Climbers Coalition is working hard to gain access and develop certain areas. Please be patient, and do not trespass on those areas that are marked as closed. All development questions, ideas, and activities (including bolting) need to be brought to the WKCC.

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