Elevation: 737 ft
GPS: 37.784, -83.682 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DrRockso on Jan 10, 2020
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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 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
 152
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 108
Arachnid
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 128
The Underling
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 389
Autumn
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 126
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 97
Headstone Surfer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 388
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 84
Where Lizards Dare
Trad, Aid
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 145
King Me
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 126
Eye of the Needle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 129
Too Many Puppies
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 223
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 154
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 125
Mercy the Huff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 152
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 4 pitches
Arachnid Tower Rock
 108
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Underling Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Autumn Long Wall
 389
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack) Indian Creek
 126
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Headstone Surfer Funk Rock City
 97
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rock Wars Long Wall
 388
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Where Lizards Dare Fortress Wall
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 145
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eye of the Needle Funk Rock City
 126
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Too Many Puppies Left Flank
 129
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 223
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 154
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 125
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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