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Elevation: 737 ft
GPS: 37.78418, -83.68236
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Shared By: DrRockso RRG on Jan 10, 2020
Admins: Shirtless Mike, DrRockso RRG, Luke Cornejo, Billy Simek
Warning Access Issue: New route development is prohibited in the Daniel Boone National Forest. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 257
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 545
Bedtime for Bonzo
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 293
Party Time
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 546
Autumn
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 728
Pogue Ethics
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 809
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 552
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 445
Creep Show
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 239
Super Dario
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 722
Fuzzy Undercling
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 261
King Me
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 243
Eye of the Needle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 363
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 213
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 232
Mercy the Huff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 257
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R Trad 4 pitches
Bedtime for Bonzo Fortress Wall
 545
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Party Time Fortress Wall
 293
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Autumn Long Wall
 546
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pogue Ethics Phantasia
 728
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition Left Flank
 809
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Wars Long Wall
 552
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Creep Show Phantasia
 445
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Super Dario Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 239
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fuzzy Undercling Military Wall
 722
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 261
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eye of the Needle Funk Rock City
 243
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 363
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 213
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 232
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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