Elevation: 542 ft
GPS: 37.09, -86.617 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ted Baker on Feb 8, 2015 · Updates
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Description

Original development was probably Tim Harrington circa 1970s-1980s. Small locals bouldering area with some neat history and a lot of established problems and a million variations on those problems. Great for getting out when you want to get on some real rock if you live in Bowling Green.

Newly developed sport routes have been added to Clifty. Most all routes were likely toproped and climbed throughout the history of Clifty, but now we can enjoy these great routes on the sharp end. Most routes are between 30-40 ft and were developed with the intention to stick clip. They are bouldery, pumpy and all have cold shuts to lower and toprope through. 

Please be mindful of the road when you are climbing / belaying. Keep all packs and gear off the pavement and try your best to park your car completely off the road. Cars fly down the road and we do not want to cause trouble with the land owner or the locals.

Keep in mind: This is private property. The owners are cool with climbers but not spray painters so be friendly and wave to anyone who drives by. As stewards for the land, we as climbers have permission from the owner to ask anyone spray painting or disrespecting the land to leave. The opposite side of the road with the stream belongs to a different owner, and there really aren't any climbs over there anyway. 

Thanks to the owners for being OK with climbers using their land!

Getting There

Head out of Bowling Green on 231 out until you pass over the Gasper River about 8 miles from town. Keep going to the top of the next hill and turn right, cross over the Natcher and make an immediate left onto Clifty Hollow Road. Go for 2.5 miles until descending away from the Natcher to the hollow. Go a bit further until seeing a rock overhang on the left and the climbing is 100-200 past this seen 30 feet up the slope from the road. Limited parking.

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