The Sanctuary Rock Climbing
The main attractions at The Sanctuary. From L --&...
Primarily a steep sport climbing crag there are also a few really fun Trad lines here as well... The best of which would have to be first fall 5.9 just a nice crack climb on solid rock or you could hit the 5 star Buddha Slept 5.12a if you crank like that... The classic sport routes here are to name a few,Jesus Wept 5.12d, Triple Sec 5.13a and Immaculate Deception 5.12a(this last one isn't as brutally steep as the others...
When you arrive at the crag the first routes climb a super steep wall on Huecos but as you go around the corner to the right more routes appear these are less steep and more technical finally you get to First Fall the sweet crack that marks the end of The Sanctuary...
The sanctuary gets plenty of sun and some routes stay dry in the rain...Have Fun...
Hike the gravel road down to the river... Follow the stream down to a crossing and follow signs to the crag... 10-15 min walk...
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Sanctuary
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sanctuary:
Budda Slept 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Jesus Wept 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Peace Frog 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For The Sanctuary
First Fall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a KY
: Red River Gorge
: ... : The Sanctuary
A super cool crack deserving of all it's stars... At the right end of the Sanctuary as you hike the Trail you pass the tall and sweet looking arete of Imaculate deception 5.12a go around the corner and you will see this sweet line...Climb up a corner to a stance... Protect and make moves out left in to a finger crack... Climb the widening crack to a relaxing no hands stance then finish on steep hands in a corner to a cruxy finish mantel...You get a great veiw of the valley from the anchors......[more] Browse More Classics in KY