Elevation: 737 ft
GPS: 37.784, -83.682 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DrRockso RRG on Jan 10, 2020
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso RRG, Billy Simek
Access Issue: New route development is prohibited in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Details

Description

This section includes all areas North of the Mountain Parkway which exist in the Daniel Boone National Forest and Clifty Wilderness areas. This area is considered by non climbers as the Red River Gorge proper.

Getting There

Take exit 33 for Slade and make a left off the exit, and another left at the Shell gas station. Make a right onto 77 towards 715 (AKA Sky Bridge Road/Scenic Loop)
Alternatively take Exit 40 for Pine Ridge, make a right at the exit and follow 715 for a mile until it makes another right hand turn, and enters the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northern Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
 210
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 106
Diamond in the Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 134
Arachnid
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 483
Autumn
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 152
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 480
Rock Wars
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 192
King Me
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 88
Dave the Dude
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 82
All Things Considered
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 108
The Infidel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 93
The Gift
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 305
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 161
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 188
Mercy the Huff
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 110
Orange Juice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 210
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad 4 pitches
Diamond in the Crack Jewel Pinnacle
 106
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Arachnid Tower Rock
 134
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Autumn Long Wall
 483
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack) Indian Creek
 152
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Rock Wars Long Wall
 480
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 192
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dave the Dude Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 88
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
All Things Considered Military Wall
 82
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Infidel Funk Rock City
 108
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Gift Long Wall
 93
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 305
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 161
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 188
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Orange Juice Funk Rock City
 110
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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