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Cloud 9

Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Miller Fork Recreatio…

Description

Home to excellent overhanging and pumpy climbing. With some bouldery routes for variety. Routes in the harder 5.11 to 5.12 range. 70-85 feet in length.

Wall faces South/Southwest. Shady in the afternoon. Stays dry in the rain.

Getting There

From the main parking area, cross Hell Creek and continue up the main road. Look for second road on your left with sign for "Serenity Point Area." Walk past marked trailheads for Serenity Point and Infirmary. Crossing creek before Infirmary. Stay on the road for another 5 minutes looking for another trail off to the right to Cloud 9.

You can also get there heading left from Infirmary.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Liftoff
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 2
Jizzy Gillespie
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Flour Dust and Pizza Crust
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Cloudy with a Chance of Seamen
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 2
Over Shadowed
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Fight Test
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Stratus Fear
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Better than a Stick in the Eye
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 2
Crazy Train
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Rough Around the Edges
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Nightmare on Hell Creek
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
Spider Staircase
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Due in Time
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 2
Countdown
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Nimbus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Liftoff
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jizzy Gillespie
 2
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Flour Dust and Pizza Crust
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cloudy with a Chance of Seamen
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Over Shadowed
 2
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Fight Test
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Stratus Fear
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Better than a Stick in the Eye
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crazy Train
 2
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Rough Around the Edges
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Nightmare on Hell Creek
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Spider Staircase
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Due in Time
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Countdown
 2
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Nimbus
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport

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Kyle Harmon-Townsend fighting through the onsight of Fight Test (5.12b), Cloud 9, MFRP, RRG.
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[Hide Photo] Kyle Harmon-Townsend fighting through the onsight of Fight Test (5.12b), Cloud 9, MFRP, RRG. Insta: @dirtysouthclimber