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Sparkey Goes Crack Climbing

5.6, Trad, 90 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 14 votes
FA: T. Powers & C. Porter, 1992
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City


A wide crack that takes wide gear if you have it, but is easy enough to run out as well.
Climb up the obvious wide crack and some face moves to ascend the easy crack not far right of Right of Passage and Cruising lane. TOp out and belay from trees back a ways. To descend, go East (right) to the anchors above Manic Impression and rap from those.


Around to the right of the inset that holds Cruising Lane and Right Of Passage, pass a bolted Arete and then arrive at the base of this wide crack, just a few meters past.


Wide gear- whatever you have. Trad anchor up top.

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Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
[Hide Comment] When you get to the top block, traverse climbers left for the tree belay to bring up your second, then I would suggest rapping off Eye of the Needle instead of Manic. Pulling up rope sucks if you don't sling things properly. Oct 9, 2018