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Routes in Lost Ridge

Buffin' the Taint T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Full Service T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kaiju T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Stonehinge T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wide Pride T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 55 ft
FA: Ray Ellington, Michelle Artsay
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Shared By: Jon Kulikowski on Oct 16, 2012
Admins: saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike

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Description

Possibly the most pure offwidth at the Red! Start on solid fist jams until the crack widens. Sweat through leavittation until you are ready to vomit, then clip the anchors.

Location

From Quality Crack hike right along the cliff for ten to fifteen minutes until the wall takes a sharp left behind a boulder. Route is located behind large tree.

Or, to go directly to Wide Pride: Cross the stream on the collapsed road just past the parking area and continue up the trail for 15 minutes or so. After crossing the stream an additional 4 times begin looking for a cairn on the left of the trail. At this cross the stream once again and head up the hill trending left. You should meet Lost Ridge at the boulder and acute turn just before Wide Pride, which is nestled back a bit.

Protection

Camalots #3-#5 (C4 #3-#6). Lower from tree.

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CCas
Chicago, IL
CCas   Chicago, IL
See my comment on Indian Creek, but tried to find Wide Pride as well and also completely epic'ed. With the renovation on 9b, 30 minutes is no longer valid for approach time... make it at least 45 minutes-1 hour now.

That said, can anyone who has actually made it to this crag confirm that you... follow the same approach as I listed for Indian Creek (1st river cross), but continue down to the "T" intersection w/ the river (second river cross... you will see tributary on left, which I am guessing is Amos Creek). Cross over the river and stay on the very over grown "logging road" (yes I would consider this a logging road) until you cross the river for a 3rd time, after which it turned into a much less obvious "hiking/horse trail." Just stay on the trail until you cross it 2 more times and then take the first obvious drainage ditch/gully on the left up a hill?

Partner and I got as far as the drainage ditch, but didn’t go any further because we were pretty sure that at this point we were lost, didn’t have overnight gear (lol) and were going to get eaten by flying snakes or whatever else is in the KY backcountry.

Any local insight would be greatly appreciated... Sep 5, 2016
Kevin DB
  5.10c
Kevin DB  
  5.10c
Such a cool experience. A cool hike and an awesome climb. Sharp, mean and nasty, just like my ex-wife. May 13, 2013