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Suffering by comparison with the much better routes on the Sanford Wall, Grey Matter is also a little sandbagged. The tree that leans inches away from the rock is awkward to avoid as you climb, and in places tempting to use as part of the climb.
Starting below a right-facing arete, follow the corner past bolts and a hollow flake to the top.
Sanford Wall section, at the far right end of the wall, where a tree grows close to the rock.
3 bolts, bolted anchors.
BETA PHOTO: Shows the anchors.
Apr 5, 2010
Missing a bolt (or 2) at the bottom. Maybe 25 ft. to the first available bolt.
From: Fairfax, VA
Dec 21, 2010
Concur with Lid. As of Dec 17, 2o10 first bolt (or two) was missing. As such, dont think this route gets much action.
From: Red River Gorge
Aug 27, 2012
Bolts are back. Not sure why you would want to climb it though.
|By Charles Cooper|
Jun 16, 2013
Somewhat interesting 5.9. First bolt is pretty high and would be a bad fall because of rocks below, but the climbing at the start is pretty easy. The tree is weird. Worth doing especially if you lead it.