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Thurmonuclear's Crack T 

Northend Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.14331, -87.75868 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dave Arlaud on Dec 17, 2015
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Description 

Home to the famous Thurmonuclear's Crack.

Tons more potential for development in this area.

Getting There 

When walking in the log trail from bridge stay right on trail.Walk along trail noticing the creek 150yrds to the right,at the first hard right bend in the creek walk another hundred feet seeing boulders stacked up by small tree on left.The is the trailhead to the north end of the bluffs and also (thermos Dome) Walk strait up trail until you run into the cliffs.look up and left and that is thermonuclear crack.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Thurmonuclear's Crack 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  KY : Western Kentucky : ... : Northend
A roof crack over 30ft long. The FA Jim Thurmond trained at his home for 3 months on Oak boards elevated on saw horses. He finally nailed it and named it Thurmonuclear's Crack, in an obvious play on spelling to insure the FA. The route has been climbed only twice, both by Jim Thurmond from the ground up. Several people have since tried to climb the route and only ended in failure including Adam Grosowski, Todd Skinner, and Tim Toula.FA:Jim Thurmond '87...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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