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Graining Fork Nature Preserve (a.k.a. Roadside Crag)
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Motha 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: G. Stephens
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Submitted By: Mike on Sep 17, 2006

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Fun pocketed slab climb

Access to GFNP (Roadside) REQUIRES a Daily Permit MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Climba pocketed face past a couple of horizontal bands to bolted anchors using pockets and horizontals for pro.

Location 

Located in the middle of the face between Roadside Attraction and Five Finger Discount.To get to Roadside Crag drive about 6 miles South on KY 11 from the rest area and park on the right. The trailhead is across the street, and a short approach leads to the base of the wall at the start of Roadside Attraction.

Protection 

Bring mostly smaller and some medium pieces to protect the pockes. Small tricams work best with some cams for the horizontals.

Permit Required 

***Climbers MUST NOT climb at GFNP without a daily permit per person in each group.*** This route is privately owned and requires a daily per-user permit obtained from the Graining Fork Nature Preserve website.
This isn't about just you getting away with climbing for a day without a permit--this is about the climbing community respecting private land to ensure continued access privileges. Don't be selfish--get a permit.


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By Kristi Cookie
Jul 20, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pretty fun route with tons of gear if the other easier trad routes are busy.

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