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Description 

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

For the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve (MFRP) area.

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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Featured Route For The Portal
Rock Climbing Photo: Martin fight off arm pump and some huge spiders!

8133 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : The Portal
Crazy steep climbing on bigs holds on the right side of the arch. Begin with a hard boulder problem right off the ground navigating through some sandy/dirty holds before a rest ledge below the third bolt. Fight the pump and try to find a knee bars when possible and any other tricks to rest your forearms before the angle finally abates near the top. While not as intimidating as its leftward neighbor Singularity, this is one of the steepest routes at the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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