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Mt. Olive Rock

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Mt. Olive Rock is a small crag with just a handful of routes, one of the being the super classic South Side of the Sky. It is easily visible from the road, the approach being a 1 minute scramble up the hill to the crag.

Getting There 

From the intersection of KY 498 and KY 52, drive west on 52 for 2.8 miles to a dirt pull on the right in a break in the guard rail. The crag is up the road on the left, you can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the Red River Gorge area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Mt. Olive Rock
South Side of the Sky.

South Side of the Sky 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : Mt. Olive Rock
This route is easily visible from the road and is the kind that makes you stop and say, "Holy cow, what's that?" This clean left facing dihedral houses a thin finger crack with a tricky start. It's a great option for rainy days, as it stays dry even in a downpour.Watch out for poison ivy at the anchors!...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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