Military Wall is awesome and will fill you whole climbing day for youand your entourage from the warm-up to the last red-point attempt on your project.
With climbs like Possum Lips
,anyone who bothered making the trip to Red (read: can at least climb 5.9) can have a fun day climbing classics that are overhanging although moderate.
With climbs like Tissue Tiger
, Gung Ho
, Fuzzy Undercling
, etc... the hard-body in you with delight with options of overhanging, hard, demanding and pumpy routes that have classic mvoes hard finishes and great picture oppurtunites.
Come on over to Military Wall
, you won't leave dissapointed.
P.S. Stays in the sun until 2ish, most of the routes over 5.10 stay very dry in the rain.
From Slade, KY (Miguel's): Highway 15 west, 1 mi. Take right onto hwy 77 driving past some seriously bad looking real estate. Continue on 77 through Nada Tunnel and down the other side and some crazy switchbacks. When the hill ends there will be a parking lot on your left, park then hike 100' back up the road, cross it and the brook at the little bridge, make your way up the trail, take a right for Military Wall continue up the trail for 5-10min then round a corner and you'll have Sunshine and Moonbeam on your right and Tissue Tiger, Fuzzy Undercling, etc ahead of you on the overhanging intimidating wall.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
36 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in Military Wall
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Military Wall:
G.I. 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Moonbeam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Sunshine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Jungle Beat 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Possum Lips 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Gung Ho 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Nicorette 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Mule 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Super Slab 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Legend 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Nagypapa 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Military Wall
Thirsting Skull (closed) 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b KY
: Red River Gorge
: Military Wall
This route closed to climbing and is included for historical purposes only.A climb with a super steep start and many great pockets, and many bad ones. I recall someone saying once that "the holds are all 5.11 holds, you just have to figure out which ones to use, then use them all before you pump out." That seems to be pretty accurate to me. I was able to do the moves way back when, but never redpointed it. Yet I have seen it done by headlamp at night...Pull up onto the route above the gap...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Unknown climber on the 13d at Military.
It can be difficult to find parking at the Militar...
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo of the Military Wall.
Climbers on Gung Ho and Tissue Tiger.
Jun 8, 2008
There are actually about 56 routes on Military Wall, not just 28.
By Ladd Raine
From: Plymouth, NH
Jun 9, 2008
Where does it say there are 28?
From: winter park, CO
Feb 12, 2009
then add the other 28 routes to the site