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Burlier's Bane

5.12a, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.8 from 171 votes
FA: Roxanna Brock - 1995
Kentucky > Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Motherlode > (5) Undertow Wall
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A fun route on the right hand side of the Undertow wall. The climbing involves many cool pinches and cross through moves on good rock. For me it's low in the grade, much easier than Kick Me in the Jimmy or Chainsaw Massacre.


On the right hand side of the Undertow wall, one route right of Kick Me in the Jimmy.



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Allison on the send of Burlier's Bane. April 2019.
[Hide Photo] Allison on the send of Burlier's Bane. April 2019.

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Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
[Hide Comment] I remember when this was 11b....ahhh the good ol days of sandbaggin Sep 11, 2009
[Hide Comment] Never sandbagged....probably a typo in the new guide. or this is the softest .12a in the Red Sep 28, 2009
R Rod
[Hide Comment] Fun route, feels more like 5.11+. Definitely can get it all back at the no-hands to the right of the 4th. Oct 29, 2017
James Cranston
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] Larger holds and slightly easier than its neighbor to the left - I think the "12a" grade comes without using the no-hands at the 3rd bolt - and even then its an easier 12a compared to the others on the wall. Nov 6, 2019
Francois Cote
Fredericton, NB
[Hide Comment] I thought this route was every bit as hard (or slightly harder) than chainsaw massacre. Oct 29, 2022
JohnWesely Wesely
[Hide Comment] Friendliest warm up on the undertow if available. I may be incorrect, but it seems like something may have broken in the crux making this route harder than it used to be. Maybe I am remembering it wrong, but the crux is now harder than any of the moves on chainsaw, and there is a rock scar present in that section. Nov 27, 2023