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North Face, aka the Cable Route T 

North Rock  

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Location: 37.7886, -83.7474 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
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South Face of the North Rock from just above the r...


This is the tallest, and north most of the three monoliths. It is also the most difficult to ascend technically.

Getting There 

Best summit access is from the west once you reach the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

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North Face, aka the Cable Route 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b KY : Red River Gorge : ... : North Rock
The route is not noteworthy in itself. It is the only viable route to the summit though. From the west end of the rock climb up to a vegetated ledge. Traverse the ledge to the left edge and scramble up an exposed, short low angle arete. Traverse the next ledge left until you can see a scrap of steel cable dangling from the sky. Find your way along the cable to the summit protecting where you can. DON'T TRUST YOUR LIFE TO THE CABLE!...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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