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greengoblin


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I'm heading to RRG this weekend with a couple friends and was wondering if anyone has input on the best cracks in the area.


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I was down there last March. I was my first time climbing trad as a second. We did Roadside Attraction and Five Finger Discount. Roadside Attraction is pretty good. I think it got three stars in the guide book.
You really need to check out the online guidebook at redriverclimbing.com

Have a good and safe trip,
Al


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It's the Red....stick to sport climbing...the crack climbs way suk. Hella cool sport line like Ro Sham Po is where iz at.


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The online guidebook mentioned previously has a search function that you can use to only look at crack climbs, of a certain grade, with certain moves, etc. That being said, I reccomend checking out the following:

Africa
Arachnid
Diamond in the crack
Bedtime for Bonzo (not really a crack but you should do it)
The Shining
Roadside Attraction - this is proabably the most popular trad line in the red
Rock Wars
Autumn

There's also an area in the red called Indian Creek Crag. I've never climbed there but I hear it has a few long splitters.


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Hit Fortress.
Bedtime for Bonzo is there.

Tower Rock is another good one.
That has Africa and Arachnid.

Indian Creek will be a hell of a long hike with FS9 closed.

Long Wall has Autum and Rock Wars. If you do Rock Wars link up the "two" pitches.

FYI there are still more trad lines than sport lines in the Red. That may swing with the MPRP development but it will take a while.


greengoblin


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"It's the Red....stick to sport climbing...the crack climbs way suk. Hella cool sport line like Ro Sham Po is where iz at."

What gives? Are some sort of sport climbing elitist weenie?


ryan_adams


Jul 29, 2005, 10:05 AM
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I'm heading to RRG this weekend with a couple friends and was wondering if anyone has input on the best cracks in the area.

How hard do you want to climb? The weather is looking great this weekend!


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5.10 - 5.11


lordjim


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http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuideV2/search.php

in the text box type "sort by wall sort by grade". For a reference I got 37 3 star trad routes between 5.10a and 5.11d.


crackmd


Jul 29, 2005, 11:28 AM
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It's the Red....stick to sport climbing...the crack climbs way suk. Hella cool sport line like Ro Sham Po is where iz at.

I am trying to hold back on how idiodic and uninformed this post is. There are bunches of great cracks at the Red.

The Inhibitor at Sky Bridge is one of the finest crack pitches you will ever do. It is one of this long-time crackclimber's top 5 of all time. It is burly but all there and mostly safe. My partner followed it and hurled right after lowering down then fell asleep for 2 hours.

Rock Wars is as clean a line as there is and is a must-do.

Synchronicity is also a beautiful line. Jump on it while this idiot is waiting in line for Ro Shampo. Despite it being a beautiful crack on an overhanging wall, you won't see anyone on it.

Doppler Effect and the Underling are both cracks in the vicinity of The Inhibitor and both excellent.

There are many more I have not mentioned.


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e_hyde


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Easy Doc...I'm one of guys going to the Red w/ the green ghost...BTW Lord, thanks for the link....you have blessed me and the weekend.


kyclimber


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If you don't mind a little bit of a hike uphill, Pistol Ridge has some really nice, classic trad lines. Also has a few sport routes, if you were wanting to mix it up. Enjoy the 'skeeters.


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Don't thank me. Thank the owner of redriverclimbing.com! Thank him by purchasing a copy of the new guidebook :http://www.wolverinepublishing.com/...red_river_gorge.html


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