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Practice Wall

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Acrophobiacs Anonymous S 
Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni S 
Beta Spewer S 
Creeping Elegance S 
Crescendo S 
Crescent Moon S 
Dragon's Mouth S 
Dragon's Tail T 
Handout, The S 
Kate's 1st Trad Lead T 
Low Exposure S 
Mercenary of the Mandarin Chicken S 
Night Foxx S 
Shawty S 
Sheet Rock S 
Short and Sweet T 
Slabalito S 
Slither and Squeeze T 
Smear Tactics S 
Sweet and Sour T 
Yu Stin Ki Pu S 

Practice Wall  

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First lead on Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4).


Even if you've scoped it out in the guidebook beforehand, your first glimpse of the Practice Wall will probably be a little bit of a shock. Most of the routes here are shorter than the average climbing gym. But for newcomers getting their first taste of climbing on real rock, you couldn't ask for anything better. Short lines in the 5.easy range make nice topropes for beginners and kids, and a climber looking to do their first lead can gain some confidence on Acrophobics Anonymous (5.4).

Practice Wall isn't just a beginner's playground, though. Hardcore climbers can test their crimp strength on lines like Beastly Traverse (5.11a).

Getting There 

From the parking lot, head down the trail as for Bruise Brothers or Sunnyside. After crossing the creek, take the first trail on the left for Joe Ponder Hollow. Watch for signage pointing to Practice Wall and follow the trail to the short cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Practice Wall:
Dragon's Mouth   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Crescendo   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Beta Spewer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
Creeping Elegance   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
The Handout   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : Practice Wall
bouldery start gains good moves to a solid reachy move past a blank section. depending on how you decide to move after the second bolt, the difficulty can vary!...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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