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Washboard Wall Rock Climbing 

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Washboard is a small wall with only a hand full of routes. Contains a couple of overhanging sport lines, a few mixed routes, and one trad line.

Getting There 

From the Muir Valley parking area follow the trail down to the valley floor. Turn right at the bottom of the trail and cross the main creek. Make an immediate left heading towards Washboard and Practice wall. When the trail forks make a left and walk up hill to Washboard Wall

Climbing Season

For the Muir Valley area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Washboard Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Washboard Wall:
Tradmill   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Heard It On NPR   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Heard It On NPR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : Washboard Wall
This long route is the left-most sport route on the Washboard Wall. Locate the high first bolt left of "Spider Crux". You may want to place a piece of pro here. Follow five bolts up moderate terrain to a spacious ledge with a two-bolt anchor. Belay here to reduce rope drag or continue through the overhanging pocketed face past six more bolts to another two-bolt anchor. Use a 60m rope.I strongly suggest belaying from the intermediate anchors for the top part. The rope drag up top is horrendous wh...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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