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Elevation: 552 ft
GPS: 37.14254, -87.75762
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Shared By: Ted Baker on Feb 8, 2015 · Updates
Admins: Jody Hughes, DrRockso RRG, Luke Cornejo, Billy Simek
Warning Access Issue: This area is currently CLOSED to the public according per The Nature Conservancy DetailsDrop down

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Please DO NOT access Hunter Bluff. The Nature Conservancy has posted No Trespassing signs on the border to their property. Please be respectful and honor these signs. If there are any question, contact the West Kentucky Climbers Coalition. 

Hunter Bluff, and the surrounding region, were directly hit by the Quad State Tornado of December 2021. The entire forest surrounding Hunter Bluff is destroyed. Efforts are underway to clean up the bluff line. 

Sandstone bluff line with several short sport routes of moderate grades, a handful of nice trad lines, and a large land area that is worth exploring.

The sub-areas are listed here from North to South direction.

A great Mexican restaurant for food, and post send beers, is a 5 min drive into Dawson Springs. 

Getting There Suggest change

3 miles west of Dawson Springs KY. Take HWY 62 from Dawson Springs to Archery Club Rd. Drive up the blacktop road, past the water tower, onto the gravel road till you see a small gravel area on your right hand side. Take the trail to the top of the bluff.

Gear

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A standard rack will cover you on all routes. 60m rope, quickdraws, slings, helmet, a small set of cams and nuts. Access to some areas are easier from the top of the bluff, so a static line may be an item to have handy if you wish.

Other gear to consider: crash pad, first aid kit, tape, crack gloves, bug spray, machete, and a stick clip. Because these are developing areas, it’s also a good idea to bring your brush kits. 

The December ’21 tornado removed a lot of trees cover and available shade. It’s wise to bring sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water.

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