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The Shire  

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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Sep 9, 2010
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A short approach with a handful of easy to moderate routes make this crag a very popular destination. There are also a couple of harder options as well as the open project of Iron Mike, 5.13+ if you're feeling up to it. The Shire also offers some shady climbing options. Be sure to check out the area classics like Miranda Rayne and K.S.B.

Getting There 

From the Sore Heel Hollow parking lot, follow the signage located to the right of the kiosk, across a small stream and up the old road. You will pass Rival Wall and Courtesy Wall on the way.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Shire:
Audie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
Miranda Rayne   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bulldozer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
K.S.B.   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Shire

K.S.B. 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Shire
Work fun iron edge pulling past long moves on a steep face to a good rest. Move up and left, then traverse right fighting the pump to eventually reach to the large pockets that lead to the finish of the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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