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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
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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