BETA PHOTO: Topo of the routes in the Madness Cave, from left ...
Huge area with the highest concentration of hard sport climbing around
Once you get to the bottom of the hill on Bald Mtn Rd there will be a parking lot on you right. Park there and take any of the trails.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
52 Total Routes
['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Motherlode:
Chainsaw 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Ale-8-One 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Stain 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 50'
Tuna Town 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
8 Ball 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 70'
Convicted 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Hoofmaker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 80'
Snooker 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 60'
Skin Boat 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 80'
BOHICA 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 100'
Flour Power 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Leave it to Beavis 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b KY
: Red River Gorge
: The Motherlode
Start the same as Tuna Town, up onto the ledge. Then step left into a scoop and head up to the steep wall above. Great jugs lead out the overhang to a hard move at about mid-height off of a sloping hold. Continue on good holds to another rest near the top. Finish up on small sharp crimps to the anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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