Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Rich Gottlieb - 1976
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Access Issue: Climbing Permit Needed-Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


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.


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


Plenty of small stuff -- nuts and doubles in the smaller cams. Bolted rap anchors up top.


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
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
Scott Gilliam
Raleigh, NC
Scott Gilliam   Raleigh, NC
There is plenty of gear on this pitch. It simply eats passive gear. Dec 2, 2009
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
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
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
Jeff Mekolites
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
Yes... Jan 19, 2013