Enjoying the popular jughaul "Twinkie" a...
Phantasia is the Red River Gorge's original roadside sport crag. It has a nice spread of routes from the gumby classic testpiece Creture Feature to the insanely steep and insanely classic Twinkie.
Despite the rock being predominantly northeast facing the rock quality is surprisingly good.
From Slade take highway 15 west for 1 mile. Turn right onto hwy 77. Continue on 77 through Nada Tunnel and across the Iron Bridge (Menifee Co. Line). Drive a bit further to a split in the road and bear left heading up the hill. When the rock becomes visible to the left side of the road look for pulloffs on the right. There is an obvious trail that will take you from the biggest pulloff to Creature Feature.
Parking area GPS: 37.8449, -83.6434
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Phantasia
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Phantasia:
Overlord 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Creep Show 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Twinkie 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Phantasia 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Phantasia
Creature Feature 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Kentucky
: Red River Gorge
A "hero" climb with one cool steep move and a lot of huge holds.Get up to the ledge at the base of the route, just below the big roof and clip a bolt. Lean out over the roof to some big holds and ape your way onto those. You can practically campus the route from there, but heel-hooks look cooler. Clip a bolt above the roof and pull up to stand on the less-than-vertical face. Continue up on plates and puzzle pieces to a set of anchors and lower off. Or continue on plates and edges to the top of ...[more] Browse More Classics in Kentucky
Enjoying the stellar Creep Show.
From: New Hampshire
Feb 24, 2009
I'm excited to get my fingers on the various steep routes on this wall this spring. :)