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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.

Climbing Season



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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Golden Brown- 12a.

Golden Brown 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Brightside
An easy start takes you to a no-hands stance beneath the orange headwall. Launch up the wall into sustained overhanging moves and a techy vertical crux. Somewhat spicy as the crux moves occur well above the bolt, but the fall is clean with a good belay. Just don't push hard away from the wall with a bunch of slack out, as the tree lurks below. ...[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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