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A Rememberance of Jeff S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Autumn Gold T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
BT Express T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Backseat Delilah T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Diagonal, The T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Digital Delight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flying Frog T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flying Squirrel T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Highly Wired T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
I Yam What I Yam T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Into the Country (aka Out in the Country) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mescaline Daydream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Primitive Paradox T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Punk Wave T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rapture of the Steep T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Truth or Consequences T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wings of Wallenda T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Rich Gottlieb - 1976
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Climbing Permit Needed-Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

A must-do! For most of its length, Flying Frog is delicate face climbing on crimpy holds with sparse but adequate pro. When you reach the top of this long expanse of beautiful black rock, you'll feel like you've done something special.

Climb the face past a small tree growing out of a crack (keep the tree to your right). Continue up the face, trending left, and on to a right-facing dihedral near the top. Climb the dihedral to finish on a ledge.

NOTE: If you're not ready to lead this one yet, Flying Frog can be toproped after leading Mescaline Daydream and rapping on double ropes.

Location

Starts about 30' right of Mescaline Daydream on the upper trail. Rap from the anchors shared with Mescaline Daydream.

Protection

Plenty of small stuff -- nuts and doubles in the smaller cams. Bolted rap anchors up top.
Jeff Mekolites
ATL GA
  5.10b/c
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
  5.10b/c
Yes... Jan 19, 2013
Ryan Williams
London (sort of)
Ryan Williams   London (sort of)  
What is the stellar looking line about 40 feet to the climbers left of Flying Frog? It can be seen in this . I'm sure it's been done. Is it Mescaline Daydream? Jan 19, 2013
JohnWesely
Red River Gorge
  5.10 PG13
JohnWesely   Red River Gorge
  5.10 PG13
For some reason, I thought I needed a one and two for the dihedral. I didn't get a piece in till I was out of it. I also think I traversed too far right earlier in the climb. I didn't get any of that gear you were talking about. I guess that's why its fun though. Jul 16, 2010
JohnWesely
Red River Gorge
  5.10 PG13
JohnWesely   Red River Gorge
  5.10 PG13
Everyone I have talked to said thing has really great gear, so I must have gotten off route. I had a good 25 to 35 feet run out before the tree. May 3, 2010
Scott Gilliam
Raleigh, NC
  5.10
Scott Gilliam   Raleigh, NC
  5.10
There is plenty of gear on this pitch. It simply eats passive gear. Dec 2, 2009
BirminghamBen
Birmingham, AL
 
BirminghamBen   Birmingham, AL
 
One of the finest pitches of the grade that I have done in all of the SE...it's a long one and has a bit of everything favoring technical face climbing. Dec 13, 2008
Will S
Joshua Tree
 
Will S   Joshua Tree
 
Fun face climbing to a short liebacking/hand jamming corner to finish. The technical crux is down low, moving through a shallow fingerlock pod, but leaders at their limit or those not used to actual jamming will likely find the crux in the final corner. Probably the best quality indidvidual pitch I've done in the Gorge. Mar 29, 2007