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The Sanctuary

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Primarily a steep sport climbing crag there are also a few really fun Trad lines here as well... The best of which would have to be first fall 5.9 just a nice crack climb on solid rock or you could hit the 5 star Buddha Slept 5.12a if you crank like that... The classic sport routes here are to name a few,Jesus Wept 5.12d, Triple Sec 5.13a and Immaculate Deception 5.12a(this last one isn't as brutally steep as the others...

When you arrive at the crag the first routes climb a super steep wall on Huecos but as you go around the corner to the right more routes appear these are less steep and more technical finally you get to First Fall the sweet crack that marks the end of The Sanctuary...

The sanctuary gets plenty of sun and some routes stay dry in the rain...Have Fun...

Getting There 

Hike the gravel road down to the river... Follow the stream down to a crossing and follow signs to the crag... 10-15 min walk...

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sanctuary:
Dirty Old Men   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 80'   
First Fall   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
Immaculate Deception   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Triple Sec aka Fifty Bucks   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 95'   
Peace Frog   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jesus Wept   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Prometheus Unbound   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 100'   
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Mike onsighting Jesus Wept.

Jesus Wept 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Sanctuary
Starts at the right side of the big steep wall of huecos. Make a rising rightward traverse passed a few bolts to gain some good holds as the route heads straight up. There is apparently a new direct start that does not change the grade though I have not done it. As you head straight up the holds thin untill you have a serise of moves on 2 and 3 finger pockets with poor feet ending at a horizontal below a small roof. Work around the roof to the right and up the face more easily to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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