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Chickenhead Better Than No Head T 
God Save the Queen T 
Green Eggs T 
Grinch, The T 
Griptospuridiam T 
Ham T 
Logic and Proportion T 
Lorax Tree, The T 
One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist T 
Orange Crush T 
Over the Hedge T 
Sam I Am T 
Seuss is Dead T 
Star Bellied Sneeches T 
Sylvester McMonkey McBean (aka Snitches) T 
Theodor Seuss Geisel T 
Whoville T 

Dip Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.8927, -83.6519 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 4, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Approach showing the stream rehab area (brown open...

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Dip Wall is located in a very aesthetic setting. The forest surrounding the wall is one of the most beautiful areas in the RRG.

The climbs, for the most part, are short. The wall itself is very tall however, and most of the climbs are under massive blank overhangs. Because of this, Dip is one of the most popular rainy day trad crags in the RRG.

Dip has a mostly southern aspect, so it is a good winter time crag. The well traveled easy routes have bolt anchors, so it is ideal for new leaders to play around on relatively short, easy routes with bolt anchors.

I think there is some moderate multi-pitch potential here as well, but up to now it has been mostly untapped.

Getting There 

Drive along FS Rd. 9b to its end. From the gate hike along the left side of the creek and follow a smaller tributary across the open area to where it comes out of the woods. Continue along the right side of the tributary picking up an old logging road and look for a steep switchback on the right. Follow the steep old road until it narrows into a trail. The trail meets the wall a few yards left of Green Eggs and Ham

Parking area GPS: 37.8865°N, 83.6483°W

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dip Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dip Wall:
The Grinch   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 35'   
Ham   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 30'   
Green Eggs   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 30'   
Star Bellied Sneeches   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
One Fist, Two Fist, Red Fist, Blue Fist   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 35'   
Sam I Am   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sam I Am. Awesome Tom Souders crack.

Sam I Am 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Dip Wall
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By Harry Baxley
Oct 14, 2016
Was out there in 10/08/16. FS9B has been changed and rerouted (technically the creek has). There is a parking area for Muscle Beech and then one more area past that where the road ends. The last lot was full so we went to Muscle Beech. I assume you'd park at the last lost for Dip Wall and Purple Valley. If anyone knows for sure let us know.
By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Oct 21, 2016
The stream rehab project changed the Muscle Beach/Between Wall approach and the Dip Wall approach. You park in the same place for both areas, but to get to Purple Valley et al you now have to cross the creek (twice for PV) and the approach is much longer.

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