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Brightside Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Dustin Stephens on Nov 4, 2012
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Description 

Sunny area in PMRP across the holler from The Dark Side.

Getting There 

Brightside is directly across the holler from The Dark Side. Follow driving directions for Solar Collector/Gold Coast and hike to Solar Collector/Gold Coast. Then, walk left from Solar Collector (especially tempting on crowded fall days when you'll find sun and no crowd at Brightside.)

Alternatively, there is a rough trail that leads up an old road just behind the "Dark Side" sign on the main trail along the valley floor, before crossing the creek.
It is also possible to skirt the wall from The Dark Side and walk around the back of the holler, passing beneath Barn Dance and Praestantissimum along the way. The trail is somewhat rough but not too bad.

Climbing Season

For the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve (PMRP) area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Brightside

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brightside:
Crown of Thorns   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Golden Brown   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Bush League 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Brightside
Bouldery crux down low followed by stellar jug hauling and a redpoint crux high on the wildly overhanging wall. Best not to enter the big hueco up high but rather hand-heel traverse along the edge, as the rock inside is sandy choss. The route is pretty much in the bag at that point anyway....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By Dustin Stephens
Dec 25, 2012
Crag is directly across the holler from the Dark Side. Best to access by walking left from Solar Collector (especially tempting on crowded fall days), although there is also a rough trail that leads up an old road just behind the "Dark Side" sign on the main trail along the valley floor, before crossing the creek. It is also possible to skirt the wall from the Dark Side and walk around the back of the holler, passing beneath Barn Dance (10+/11-) and Praestantissimum (11+/12-) along the way. The trail is somewhat rough but not too bad.