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Brightside  


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Submitted By: Dustin Stephens on Nov 4, 2012
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Description 

Sunny area in PMRP across the holler from The Dark Side.

Getting There 

Brightside is directly across the holler from The Dark Side. Follow driving directions for Solar Collector/Gold Coast and hike to Solar Collector/Gold Coast. Then, walk left from Solar Collector (especially tempting on crowded fall days when you'll find sun and no crowd at Brightside.)

Alternatively, there is a rough trail that leads up an old road just behind the "Dark Side" sign on the main trail along the valley floor, before crossing the creek.
It is also possible to skirt the wall from The Dark Side and walk around the back of the holler, passing beneath Barn Dance and Praestantissimum along the way. The trail is somewhat rough but not too bad.

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Weather station 1.3 miles from here

17 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Brightside:
Crown of Thorns   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Brightside
Tongue-punch- 11d.

Tongue-punch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Brightside
A very dirty start on sandy holds leads to a slightly better headwall featuring fingery, technical moves.Gently make your way up 25 feet of crumbly, fragile rock to the base of a slightly overhanging wall. Stepping off the ledge you encounter the crux on thin pockets and crimps. Better holds but bigger pulls lead to the anchors.Not a terrible route but not worth doing unless you have exhausted other options and don't mind some choss at the start....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By Dustin Stephens
Dec 25, 2012
Crag is directly across the holler from the Dark Side. Best to access by walking left from Solar Collector (especially tempting on crowded fall days), although there is also a rough trail that leads up an old road just behind the "Dark Side" sign on the main trail along the valley floor, before crossing the creek. It is also possible to skirt the wall from the Dark Side and walk around the back of the holler, passing beneath Barn Dance (10+/11-) and Praestantissimum (11+/12-) along the way. The trail is somewhat rough but not too bad.
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