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This free standing pinnacle has great exposure and some fun oldschool routes to play around on. It's a great beginner area.
This pinnacle is located near the end of Auxier Ridge on the west side, overlooking Auxier Branch. When you reach a vast, overused camp site on the edge of a high cliff walk left and down until you can see Haystack.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Haystack Rock:
Original Route 5.2 3 8 II D 2c X Trad, 35'
South East Face 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 35'
Haystack 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a PG13 Trad, 40'
Girdle Traverse 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c X Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Dirty Rastafarian Scoundrels 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Haystack Rock
Haystack 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a PG13 KY : Red River Gorge : Haystack Rock
This is the most obvious line from the saddle which passes through the hueco with a short crack above it. Climb into the hueco from the left and exit it right or left protecting out of the crack....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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