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Long Wall is just that, a long unbroken barrier of Corbin Sandstone that makes up the north wall of the Red River Gorge, just west of the end of what is considered the Middle Gorge. It stretches for over a mile with only one point of top access, and that is at the extreme western end.
From the iron (arn) bridge on hwy 77 take the gravel road west for a couple miles. Look for the Shield above a left curve in the road. Drive a bit further and look for a well used pulloff on the left with a distinct trail going uphill on the right. The trail is fairly obvious, if tricky all the way to the wall. To get to Autumn, Rock Wars, B3, and BIg Coutnry walk along the cliff right (east). To get to Vector Trouble and the top access walk left. GPS is for the parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Long Wall:
Big Country 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 150'
Autumn 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Hot September 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Yuk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Cruise Control 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Perforator 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Rock Wars 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Vector Trouble 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Fear and Loathing in Nada 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Next Day Air 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
B3 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Souders Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c R Trad, 80'
Stand and Deliver 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Game Boy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 140'
Now I'm Nothing 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a V3 6a X Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'
Are the Pies Fresh? 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 70110'
The Gift 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Bloodline 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Gladuator 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Sacred Geometry 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 80'
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Next Day Air 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c PG13 KY : Red River Gorge : Long Wall
Climb Mailbox to a nice ledge and belay off two bolts. Continue up the striking corner on tiny cams to a roof crux (#5 useful but not mandatory). Protecting your 2nd (1/2" cam), traverse out right to a nice finish ledge....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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