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Red River Gorge (The Motherlode)

Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
Best time(s) :
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Aspect(s) : W-SW-S-SE     Altitude : 300 m
Approach 15 min up hill.    Kids friendly ? foot of the crag reasonable for young kids.

Informations :

Between 50 and 100 routes, from 5.10d to 5.14d.   Bolting : sport climbing
Max Height : 50 m.
Rock : sandstone.    Characteristic(s) : overhang Surplomb, steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical.    Type(s) of holds : side pulls, underclings, pockets / holes, crimps, cracks, slopers.
Legendary route(s) : 
  • Omaha beach 5.14a 1st female onsight 5.14a(8b+) by Katie Brown on 11 MOIS_04 1999.
  • Thanatopsis 5.14b sent by Sasha Digiulian on 1 MOIS_11 2014. First repeat : Michaela Kiersch (2016)
  • Further information(s) : Stick-clip needed for the first bolt of many routes.
    Don't park close to oil stuffs.
    La piste qui descend aux parkings est à présent défoncée et les véhicules standards ne peuvent plus remonter ... Un véhicule 4x4 est nécessaire. (octobre 2016).

    Locations :

    Area : etats-unis, Kentucky, Lee County, Lexington, Stanton, Beattyville.
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      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   37° 38' 47" N Longitude :   83° 42' 34" W    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   37° 38' 40" N Longitude :   83° 42' 50" W    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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  • Area added by CA
    Paper Guide Books :


    Red River Gorge South

    Internet Guide Books :

    www.redriverclimbing.com