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
54 Total Routes
['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['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'
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'
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'
Featured Route For The Motherlode
Swahili Slang 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b KY
: Red River Gorge
: The Motherlode
Swahili Slang is a bit of an anomaly at The Motherlode, with generally vertical climbing on generally "holdless" stone. This climbs more like a desert face climb, with snaking movement between large features. Some will love the technical, balancy nature of the climbing; others will wonder what happened to all those notorious Red River Gorge jugs. This is a great line for wiley old veterans with good technique, as there are few powerful moves and forearm endurance is irrelevant.Step ...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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