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Global Village

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Casual Viewing T 
Deep Six S 
Disappearer S 
Dog Fight (a.k.a. Circa Man) S 
Eureka S 
Father and Son T 
Howard Roark T 
Jake Flake T 
Kentucky Pinstripe S 
Loosen Up S 
Out For Justice S 
Vision T 

Global Village Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.75162, -83.65731 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The trail head across from the parking area at 37....


Global had a revival of sorts a few years ago. Previously it was home to a bunch of hardman obscure classics and a couple 5.7 crack. But then someone bolted a couple more moderate routes, cleaned out another 5.7 crack, and suddenly Global Village went from mostly unknown to high traffic gumby cliff.

There are some fantastic routes here and it has definitely earned it's attention. The wall needs some maintenance to trails for sure.

Getting There 

From Slade, drive south on KY11, passing by Miguel's, for 4.8 miles to a grassy meadow area and pulloff parking area on the right (37.7508, -83.66375). From the parking, cross KY11 to find a trail leading uphill. At the large boulder and trail split, hike right. Follow this for a bit, through a drainage and up a hill to another split. Left goes directly up to the Eureka/Father and Son/Vision area and the right goes to the harder sport routes and the right end of the clif where Casual Viewing is located.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Global Village

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Global Village:
Eureka   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 70'   
Casual Viewing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Vision   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 80'   
Father and Son   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   
Jake Flake   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Kentucky Pinstripe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Loosen Up   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dog Fight (a.k.a. Circa Man)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Out For Justice   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Disappearer   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Deep Six   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 110'   
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Featured Route For Global Village
Rock Climbing Photo: A pretty bad picture of the route, but you get the...

Casual Viewing 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Global Village
Climb the lieback dihedral crack. I don't remember a specific crux. One of the best 5.7 climbs I've ever done, but I love layback cracks....[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

Photos of Global Village Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jen at the top of the classic Eureka @ Global Vill...
Jen at the top of the classic Eureka @ Global Vill...
Rock Climbing Photo: Devon on Eureka, a classic 5.6
Devon on Eureka, a classic 5.6
Rock Climbing Photo: The 'Large Boulder' in the approach details.
BETA PHOTO: The 'Large Boulder' in the approach details.
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch out, these guys are all over the place.
Watch out, these guys are all over the place.

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By Andrew R.
From: Linden, VA
Dec 5, 2013
Approach trail has been improved with switchbacks.
By Dreez
Jun 16, 2014
Approach: You have to go through 2 ravines. The father and son area is about 500 yards after the second ravine. If you find yourself going up iron reebar steel steps for about 8 feet with a rope ladder, then you will approach the Father and Son climb. About 100 feet to your right when you get to the top of the ladder. This is the beginning/left end of the global village. The right/east end is about 1/4 mile further to your right. There is path down low and up high.

Rappel: 70 meter will get you down from the absolute top on Kentucky and Jake Flake. Not sure about 60 meter, maybe with stretch.
By Ian Flener
From: Louisville, KY
May 1, 2017
Popular with copperheads.
By Chase E
May 10, 2017
Why was 'Nailbiter' removed? It is the .12- arête left of Eureka? Just wondering...
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 10, 2017
Chase E wrote:
Why was 'Nailbiter' removed? It is the .12- arête left of Eureka? Just wondering...

I have a vague recollection the original submitter (forgot his name) deleted it a couple months ago. If you have climbed it and want to add it, that would be great. Thanks.

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