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A Wave New World S 
Angry Birds S 
Arachnophobia S 
Beer Belly S 
Big Sinkin' Breakdown S 
Breakfast Burrito S 
Captain Turtle Head T 
Check Your Grip S 
Dangling Participle S 
Deeper is Better S 
Dirty Smelly Hippie S 
Easy Rider S 
End of Days T 
Extra Backup S 
Fire and Brimstone S 
George of the Jungle T 
Guilty Pleasure S 
Hakuna Matata S 
Hanging Tree, The S 
Harshin' my Mellow S 
Head and Shoulders S 
Jungle Direct T 
Junior's Gesture S 
Kaleidescope S 
Layback and Groove S 
Maizy Mae S 
Make A Wish S 
Mud on the Rug T 
Naked Lunch S 
Pottsville Escarpment S 
Primus Noctum S 
Return to Sender S 
Slick and the 9mm S 
Slut Men S 
Sojourner Truth S 
Spirit Fingers S 
Thug Life S 
Tika Monster (a.k.a. Spank) S 
Whip-Stocking S 
Whipper Snapper S 
Yadda Yadda Yadda S 

Drive-By Crag Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This cliff still hosts an amazing variety of grades with steep climbing on in-cut plates. The best part is that almost every line warrants 4 stars! Make sure to checkout Breakfast Burrito, Whip-Stocking and Check Your Grip.

New routes are still being added in the incredible amphitheater at the far right of the crag.

This crag initially named for its instant access. This was before the roads were closed by the oil companies. Regardless of the closure it is still a quick hike from the parking lot.

Getting There 

From the Drive-By/ Bob Marley parking lot follow the road a bit farther and walk up a hill. The crag will sit on the left side of the road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',11],['5.11',11],['5.12',7],['5.13',8],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Drive-By Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Drive-By Crag:
Make A Wish   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   
Slick and the 9mm   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Deeper is Better   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Breakfast Burrito   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Fire and Brimstone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   
Whip-Stocking   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Yadda Yadda Yadda   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Spirit Fingers   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Big Sinkin' Breakdown   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 85'   
Head and Shoulders   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hakuna Matata   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Check Your Grip   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Primus Noctum   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   
Naked Lunch   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Easy Rider   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 100'   
Tika Monster (a.k.a. Spank)   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
Beer Belly   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
Dirty Smelly Hippie   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 90'   
Kaleidescope   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Angry Birds   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Drive-By Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua Boe heading up Tika Monster. 11/10

Tika Monster (a.k.a. Spank) 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : Drive-By Crag
Tika Monster (a.k.a. Spank) climbs up the right side of the steepest wall at the Drive By Crag. It can be recognized as the line immediately to the right of Dirty Smelly Hippy. Start in a dihedral and climb up past two big ledges. From the second ledge, head up the steep wall (12a) to a big resting hold. From the rest hold, bust a long, powerful sequence to the chains. The rock gets steeper toward the top and the moves require cool body tension.Because of the vigorous climbing at the top of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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By ziggy
Jan 7, 2010
One of my favorite crags at the RRG. A lot of good routes, classic 10's, 11's, 12's, and reportedly 13's. If you only can make it to a few walls on your visit, then this one should top the list.
By Sean H
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17, 2017
Second Ziggy's comment - One of the best at all of the Red. Busy for a reason, with great variety.

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