Elevation: 925 ft
GPS: 37.657, -83.796 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zackary Futrell on Oct 24, 2017
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek

Description

This is a privately owned area, you will need to sign a waiver. It is a great place to climb away from the crowds normally associated with the Red River Gorge. The Cathedral Domain Climbing Area (CDCA) is a newly established and still growing facility. Feel Free to Donate and help us grow and establish better trails and Facilities.
http://www.cathedraldomain.org/

More information, including the rules for climbing in the CDCA, can be found at www.cathedraldomain.org/rock-domain

Getting There

From Lexington- Take 75S to Richmond take exit 90B Irvine exit. follow Richmond bypass 4.2 miles turn left on 52 towards Irvine. (Continue below)
From Richmond-(31miles) take KY 52 towards Irvine follow 52 into Irvine you will veer right ( stay straight) onto 1571 Michaels restaurant is on left. you will go under railroad (one lane Tunnel) then turn left go across one lane bridge drive 5.6 miles road dead ends turn right on 52 towards Beattyville drive 4 miles turn left on 1746 you will see signs.
From Miguel's-(18miles) Turn left out of parking lot onto hwy 11. drive 7 miles then turn right on 1036 drive 11 miles (road turns into one lane and gravel then back to blacktop) it dead ends on 1746 look left and you see sign for climbing.
From Beattyville- (11miles) Go west on 52 towards Irvine, drive 11 miles turn right on 1746. (Or take 11 north towards Natural Bridge turn Left on 498 follow PMRP directions below)
From PMRP-(10miles) turn right on 498 drive til dead end turn right on 52 drive 6.5 miles turn right on 1746

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cathedral Domain Climbing Area (CDCA)

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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Found
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Higher Ground
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Sunday Funday
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Pumpkin 3.14
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 24
Flying Nun
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
The Birthing
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
In Dog Years
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Adam
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Killing the Blues
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 8
Rocky Road
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Eve
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Holly Berry
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Two-4-One
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Humbling
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Candy Apple Red
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Found Knowhere Wall
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Higher Ground Inner Loop Trail > Patterson
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sunday Funday Pumpkin Patch
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pumpkin 3.14 Pumpkin Patch
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Flying Nun Pumpkin Patch
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Birthing Inner Loop Trail > Patterson
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
In Dog Years K9 Crag
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Adam Buzzards Roost > Eden (Far Right End)
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Killing the Blues Sun Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rocky Road Inner Loop Trail > Patterson
 8
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Eve Buzzards Roost > Eden (Far Right End)
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Holly Berry Pumpkin Patch
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Two-4-One Blue Sky
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Humbling Inner Loop Trail > Patterson
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Candy Apple Red Pumpkin Patch
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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