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North 40

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Amarillo Sunset S 
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Samurai S 
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North 40 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.6523, -83.7082 View Map  Incorrect?
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Me up on Amarillo! Great line!


North facing wall featuring a handful of routes, including the gorgeous Amarillo Sunset.

Getting There 

Park in Sore Heel lot. Hike the SE Trail that crosses the stream. Follow trail until the wall starts cutting south(facing east) then turn right and pass by The Shire. When you see a huge intimidating wall with an orange stripe you are there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 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 North 40

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North 40:
Amarillo Sunset   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Samurai   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For North 40
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Samurai 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : North 40
This route is atypical for the Red. Not a jug haul by any means. Start by traversing in from the left on a crimp rail to reach a jug at the base of a crack/flake. From the jug, find very thin feet and work your way up into the flake (crux). From the flake, aim for a large pocket, find a way to get up on a large jug and then figure out a way to reach the next jug up and left. From here, the climbing eases up as the holds are very positive and the climbing is straight forward. You may w...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By Eckhard
From: Denver, CO
Oct 10, 2010
Just a Heads up there is poison ivy everywhere here and thick patches along the trail.
By Thomas Thompson
From: Zionsville, IN
Dec 14, 2011
Absolutely stunning route! Its the only rome going up a beautiful water mark. Gets cruxy at the top when the feet disappear but definitely doable route. Im on 5'8 too and I did it. So don't let the big moves get you thinking you can't do it! Its fun. Be ready for a big fall after the last bolt before the anchors if you don't get it!

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