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Symphony Wall  


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Location: 37.8739, -83.66673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 9, 2007
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Description 

A south-facing wall with good sunshine and a few good routes of varying difficulty. The rock is pretty good on Boogered and Pop Tart, but is poor in a spot or two at Arms M. Bargo, a route that would easily go free if cleaned and attempted.
This wall was named in an extension of the Musical Theme that we believed that "Jazz Rock", just 50 meters away, might start for the area, but it never stuck.

Getting There 

Symphony Wall is a part of the same cliff system that begets the following walls, East to West along Forest Road #9B:
Minas Tirith, Willie's Wall, Brighton Wall, Symphony Wall, Jazz Rock, and then a space to get to Pistol Ridge.
Approach as for the rest of the walls, going up Forest Service road #9b to a trashed out "camping area" on the right side of the road just before a concrete river crossing and a permanently closed gate over it. Park here and walk, or drive a little further up on 9B to an old road heading up the hill to the left, which is now grass covered and littered with small trees, more closely resembling a very wide trail. Follow this trail past a switch back and continue past a point where the main cliff ends Brighton Wall and to a distinct saddle in the ridge. Jazz Rock is the chunk of sandstone on the opposite side of the saddle, Symphony the nearer.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Symphony Wall
Tony Bubb on the F.A. of Boogered (11c) at Symphony Wall in Red River Gorge. Note the immobilizing splint on the dangling left foot. Photo taken from a ledge inside the cave by Darren Livingston, Circa 1995.

Boogered 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  KY : Red River Gorge : Symphony Wall
A great climb that is a safe romp. Protection is as available as you can hang on to place it. The climb starts at the back of a round cave and works out a handcrack past a big nose, climbing out and slightly downwards to the apex of a roof, where the lip is turned (crux) into a crack and a left-facing corner. The crack over the lip was once filled with dirt but has been excavated and now takes jams and locks....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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