Roadside could be called the flagship crag of the RRG. It boasts sport routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12+. It has a high concentration of easier routes and a good concentration of 5.10 sport and 5.12 sport slong a wonderfully pocketed south facing wall.
Follow hwy 11 into Wolfe County. Look for a developed parking/picnic area on the right side of the road. The trail is o nthe opposite side of the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Roadside Crag (CLOSED):
C Sharp or B Flat 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 60'
Roadside Attraction 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Ledger Line 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Five Finger Discount 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
All Cows Eat Grass 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 80'
Kampsight 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 80'
AWOL 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 50'
Andromeda Strain 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Crazy Fingers 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Dragonslayer 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Pulling Pockets 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 50'
Synchronicity 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Up Yonder 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Return of Chris Snyder 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Ro Shampo 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Way Up Yonder 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Stay the Hand 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 50'
Jersey Connection 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 50'
Wild Gift 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 50'
Featured Route For Roadside Crag (CLOSED)
Synchronicity 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c KY : Red River Gorge : Roadside Crag (CLOSED)
A great route on the same wall as a half dozen similar sport climbs. This one just takes nuts though, not bolts... Start up the crack and offset with a few odd locks and jams to pass allow crux then toss in stoppers at will and cruise to the anchors above on big pockets and dishes near the crack. I ran into Greg in the mid 90's when I was on a road trip and he asked: "I hear they are giving that thing 5.11a these days? Is that true?""Well, yes they are..." I responded. "What did you give it?" ...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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