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40 OZ of Justice S 
8 Ball S 
Ale-8-One S 
Ball Scratcher S 
Ben S 
BOHICA S 
Breathe Right S 
Buff the Wood S 
Burlier's Bane S 
Chainsaw S 
Chronic, The S 
Convicted S 
Crime Time S 
Cutthroat S 
False Positive S 
Flour Power S 
Flux Capacitor S 
Golden Touch S 
Harvest S 
Heart Shape Box S 
High Hard One (aka Subman), The S 
Hoofmaker S 
Hot For Teacher S 
Injured Reserve S 
Kick Me In The Jimmie S 
Laura S 
Leave it to Beavis S 
Leftomaniac S 
Low Easy One, The S 
Madness, The S 
One-Eyed Willy Up the Back S 
Purdy Mouth S 
Pushing Up Daisies S 
Reacharound, The S 
Resurrection S 
Rocket Dog S 
Sauce, The S 
Skin Boat S 
SKWBA S 
Snapper S 
Snooker S 
So Low S 
Stabbed in the Back T 
Stain S 
Stella S 
Swahili Slang S 
Team Wilson S 
Trad Sucker S 
Transworld Depravity S 
Trust in Jesus S 
Tuna Town S 
Twisted S 
Verdict, The S 
White Man's Overbite S 
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The Motherlode  


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Description 

Huge area with the highest concentration of hard sport climbing around

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

54 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',12],['5.12',28],['5.13',12],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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'   
Kick Me In The Jimmie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Ball Scratcher   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Burlier's Bane   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Buff the Wood   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Ale-8-One   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Resurrection   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stain   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
Swahili Slang   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Heart Shape Box   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
Team Wilson   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
8 Ball   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Tuna Town   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
40 OZ of Justice   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
Snooker   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 60'   
Convicted   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Skin Boat   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
Hoofmaker   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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Featured Route For The Motherlode
Craig on Hot For Teacher. Fall 2009. mattkuehlphot...

Hot For Teacher 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : The Motherlode
Hot For Teacher, classic Van Halen song or killer, neglected route? Turns out it's both! Start off on a ledge, 10 feet to the left of the first bolt. Make your way right to the first bolt and start heading up to the easy looking slab. Turns out the slab is overhanging and not so easy. Crimp your way up to the huge hueco and take a seat if you'd like. From the rest, head hard right and then up steep ground with big moves and cool holds. Can be a little hard to see the holds toward the end,...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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Jessica dominates the Motherlode.
Jessica dominates the Motherlode.

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