Elevation: 737 ft
GPS: 37.784, -83.682 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DrRockso on Jan 10, 2020
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, 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
 179
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 85
Diamond in the Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Arachnid
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 146
The Underling
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 421
Autumn
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 145
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 421
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 93
Where Lizards Dare
Trad, Aid
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 168
King Me
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 83
The Gift
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 254
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 167
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 132
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 153
Mercy the Huff
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 82
Orange Juice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 179
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad 4 pitches
Diamond in the Crack Jewel Pinnacle
 85
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Arachnid Tower Rock
 118
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Underling Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 146
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Autumn Long Wall
 421
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Supercrack (aka Crack Attack) Indian Creek
 145
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Rock Wars Long Wall
 421
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Where Lizards Dare Fortress Wall
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 168
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Gift Long Wall
 83
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 254
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 167
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 132
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 153
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Orange Juice Funk Rock City
 82
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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