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The Bowling Alley Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7212, -83.62513 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Southern most crag in Muir. Even if the Parking lot is full, this place will be empty. Probably the most secluded crag in Muir. Mostly slightly steep pockety faces. Still pretty new and untraveled so a lot of the rock is fragile and sharp

Getting There 

Hike to Sunny Side in the Rebel Camp Hollow. Rather than turn left up to the last routes of Sunny Side, continue on the trail (a sight points in the direction of Hatton. Follow this trail until you pass between two large boulders and come to a steep trail that breaks up left. This meets another wider trail. Follow it right for a while and the cliff will become visible on your left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Imminent Demise 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : The Bowling Alley
Pull on some pockets to start. The first two moves are definitely the crux but if you find the right hand mono comfy it isn't too bad. A big ledge follows this where you can get a major rest before tackling the slightly overhanging headwall. There are many many choices for holds among all of the pockets but choose wisely because the majority of them are quite brittle...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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By Mike Wilkinson
From: Lexington, KY
Sep 16, 2016
Climbed here on one of the hottest days of summer, and this wall gets shade 90% of the day when leaves are on the trees. Doesn't appear to see much climbing, as there were many spider webs and not too much chalk on holds either. Great place to get away from crowds and bag a few quick climbs.

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