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Phantasia is the Red River Gorge's original roadside sport crag. It has a nice spread of routes from the gumby classic testpiece Creture Feature to the insanely steep and insanely classic Twinkie.

Despite the rock being predominantly northeast facing the rock quality is surprisingly good.

Getting There 

From Slade take highway 15 west for 1 mile. Turn right onto hwy 77. Continue on 77 through Nada Tunnel and across the Iron Bridge (Menifee Co. Line). Drive a bit further to a split in the road and bear left heading up the hill. When the rock becomes visible to the left side of the road look for pulloffs on the right. There is an obvious trail that will take you from the biggest pulloff to Creature Feature.

Parking area GPS: 37.8449, -83.6434

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Phantasia:
St. Alfonso's   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bobsledding   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Attack of the Sand Shark   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Creature Feature   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pogue Ethics   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Perverse Intentions   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Overlord   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Creep Show   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Count Floyd Show   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Twinkie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Phantasia   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Count Floyd Show, climber can be seen at the anchors atop the ledge

Count Floyd Show 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : Phantasia
This climb has more technical movement but more rest than its lesser-rated neighbor. Which is actually harder depends on your skill and endurance. Climb the wandering line just left of the arete near "Creature Feature" past a series of cruxes and rests to a bolted anchor. It has been debated at length which climb is actually harder......[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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Enjoying the popular jughaul "Twinkie" at Phantasia.
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By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Feb 24, 2009

I'm excited to get my fingers on the various steep routes on this wall this spring. :)