Elevation: 1,191 ft
GPS: 37.894, -83.637 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chad Wagner on Apr 13, 2009 with improvements by Ben Marolf and 1 other
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek

Description

Like its namesake in Utah, Indian Creek contains an abundance of quality crack lines. But the highlight of this crag are the massive offwidth roofs up to 20 feet-literly feet. But oddly enough the name meens more to this crag than any other in the Red, and its the line Crack Attack, a Classic that looks like it should be in Utah. The wall has a number of buttresses which create different aspects and rock characteristics that directly affect route quality.

Getting There

Drive East through the Nada Tunnel on KY 77 for 2.3 miles and turn left onto Forest Rd 23 at the sign for Indian Creek. Continue for 2.5 miles and take a right at the fork. Continue for another 1.2 miles and take another right, passing several backcountry campsites along the river. Continue for 2.8 miles and you'll find a parking lot with a gated off river crossing. Park, hop along rocks to cross the river, and walk north along the road for about 15 minutes. You'll find a couple of old wooden and metal pylons on the right next to a trail. (if you get to another creek crossing, you have gone too far). Follow this uphill to the west for another 15-20 minutes until you reach the bottom of the crag.

Parking coordinates: 37.886790, -83.648461

Note that in the past you could drive across the creek and up the road to another parking lot, so some approach beta may be written from that perspective.

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