This isolated crag hosts a few overlooked jewels of the Red including Quality Crack, and the infamous Wide Pride.
From the Purple Valley parking area cross the collapsed bridge and continue on the well-worn horse trail as it crosses the stream twice. After the second crossing stay with the stream until you see the tributary Amos Creek on the left. Cross the stream and head up the steep hill to the right of Amos Creek, you will soon pass a limestone outcropping. When you see The Lost Ridge look for the obvious splitter crack (Quality Crack) just to the right of a bolt line (The Poacher).
Wide Pride Approach: From the Purple Valley parking area cross the collapsed bridge and continue up the well-worn horse trail for ten minutes as it crosses back-and-forth over the stream. after the fourth crossing begin looking for a cairn on the left. From here, turn left and cross the stream once more forging uphill. Once you meet the crag follow it to the right. Hike with wall until you come to a sharp left turn with an outlying boulder. Rounding the corner you will see Wide Pride.
Climbing Season For the Red River Gorge area.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Ridge:
Wide Pride 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
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By Steven Lesiecki
Mar 26, 2017
Can anybody help with directions? I tried to find this and was unsuccessful, all the directions reference a river and stream that have been moved, and the coordinates and map on here put it where the book puts Board Wall, so I can't even plug in GPS coordinate and bushwhack to it. Any help, please?