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Bruise Brothers Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A-Beano S 
Bee's Business S 
CH4 S 
Critters on the Cliff S 
Dirt In Eye T 
Don't Take Yer Guns to Town S 
Flutterby Blue S 
Get on the Good Foot T 
Hey There Fancy Pants S 
Immodium AD T 
Jungle Trundler S 
Little Viper S 
Offering, The S 
Ohio Climbing S 
P. Heist Rockway to Heaven, The T 
Pine Needle Shuffle  T 
Put the Best Foot Forward T,S 
Rat Stew S 
Redeye Brew S S 
Return of Manimal S 
Rising S 
Send Me on My Way S 
Stay Off the Radio Jeff! S 
Sweet Jane S 
Tomthievery (aka The Sultan Returns) T 
Trundling Kentucky S 
Workin' For The Weekend S 

Bruise Brothers Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.72482, -83.62612 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: e Dixon on Nov 14, 2007  with updates from Kons Kourbatov and 1 more


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This is a nice little crag with a good collection of moderate sport routes to choose from. Most of the routes are not overhanging and tend to be more vertical. The far end of the wall is host to a number of fun moderates ranging from 5.10a to 5.11a. Bruise Brothers is definitely worth checking out.

Getting There 

From the Muir Valley parking area take the trail behind the barn down into the hollow. At the bottom of the hill head right, cross the creek, and follow the signs for Rebel Camp Hollow and then to the Bruise Brothers Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bruise Brothers Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bruise Brothers Wall:
The Offering   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Sweet Jane   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ohio Climbing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Trundling Kentucky   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bee's Business   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Put the Best Foot Forward   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 55'   
Send Me on My Way   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Flutterby Blue   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Stay Off the Radio Jeff!   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Rat Stew   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Little Viper   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hey There Fancy Pants   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Workin' For The Weekend   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Don't Take Yer Guns to Town   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Critters on the Cliff   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Return of Manimal   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Rising   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jungle Trundler   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
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Return of Manimal 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : Bruise Brothers Wall
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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Oct 27, 2008
Great place to climb on a rainy day! Many of the routes are short and unremarkable, but it beats getting rained out. Rat Stew (5.10a) is a must-do.
By Kons Kourbatov
From: Aurora, CO
Sep 26, 2014
The routes on the bruise brothers wall are not in order. According to the Red River Gorge 3rd Edition book here is the list of routes from Left to Right.


1. Dirt in Eye 5.7 T
2. Pine Needle Shuffle 5.6 T
3. 10a S
4. Redeye Brew 5.8 S
5. Flutterby Blue 5.9 S
6. Tomthievery (aka The Sultan Returns) 5.8 T
7. Sweet Jane 5.8- T (I think it's bolted now)
8. Hey There, Fancy Pants 10c S
9. Jungle Thundler 11a S
10. Little Viper 10b S
11. CH4 5.7 S
12. Rising 11a S
13. A-Beano 5.7 S
14. Immodium AD 5.7 T
15. Don't Take Yer Guns to Town 10c S
16. The Offering 5.7 S
17. The P. Heist Rockway to Heaven 5.6 T
18. Put the Best Foot Forward 5.8 T
19. Get on the Good Foot 5.8 T
20. Send Me on My Way 5.9- S
21. Workin' for the Weekend 10c S
22. Return of the Manimal 10d S
23. Critters on the Cliff 10d S
24. Rat Stew 10a S

There have been some new routes added, but I haven't been here in a while so I don't remember.

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