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Elevation: 931'
Location: 37.64698, -83.67826 View Map  Incorrect?
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A large arch with some amazingly steep climbs on huge jugs.

Getting There 

Walk up the road as heading for the Fruit Wall but instead of turning left for the trail for Fruit Wall, walk another minute up hill and there will be a trail on your left. Alternatively, walk up the the Fruit Wall and take a small trail on the right past Breakfast at Koops.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Portal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Portal:
Barefoot Barrista   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Time Wrinkle   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Tesseract   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 55'   
8133   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Lights Out   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Singularity   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tesseract

Tesseract 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : The Portal
Looks can be deceiving and while this route may appear short and easy, it is quite pumpy. Begin with a high step and follow the line of the bolts that trend right. Avoid climbing into the choss up and left by staying closer to the bolt line. A final hard pull off a left hand sidepull at the last bolt requires a little oomph right when the pump is really kicking in. Despite only a moderate amount of vertical gain, the amount of traversing and overhang really add to the distance covered on this ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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