The Kentucky Wall Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.894, -83.658 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||lhrowland on May 26, 2015|
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Description [Suggest Change]
This is a new backwoods trad crag in the Lower Gorge, located near Dip Wall. There are currently 16 routes ranging from 5.4-5.11, and there are plenty more lines yet to go in. It is pretty remote and the trail isn't great, so if you don't like adventure this isn't the place for you.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Park and approach the same as Dip Wall, only do not turn right up the hill from the logging road. Continue on the logging road where you will cross a ditch and skirt around some down fall. The logging road will veer right and begin going up the hill. From here follow this road(it is a bit overgrown)until it splits. Take the road that leads you down into the drainage(left). Where the road meets the drainage, cross the creek and sidehill your way up into an adjacent drainage. At the top of this you will run into a limestone cave. Skirt around the cave to the left(or go through it) and work you way uphill and to the right. You are super close! Find another logging road that sits on the hill above the cave and walk east on it. At any point from here you can bushwhack up to the wall. If your Indian tracking skills are up to snuff, youll find a faint trail lead left from the logging road. This trail will lead you to a boulder that sits away from the wall. Go left at the boulder for 100ft then turn right at any point. Walk to the wall. You should come out near "Squirrel Nut Zipper", there are routes both right and left of this point. Remember, adventures are fun!
Classic Climbing Routes at The Kentucky Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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