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Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Fortress Wall

Blue Runner Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-04-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route

that really gets on you right away. Luckily there is a no hands rest before the thin section. I botched the pro at the crux, took way too much time, and hung it. Definitely get it next time with the gear beta. You will not be disappointed with this one.

Added: 2013-04-15

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Tower Rock

Salad Days Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars The guidebook rates

this 5.6, but if you are not leading 5.8 you would stand a fair chance of getting hurt on this route. The moves are tricky and awkward combined with some fragile rock and spaced pro make this a line for people who are not going to fall.

Added: 2013-04-15

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Tower Rock

Africa 5.9 *** Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great line

that feels much easier than Curving Crack at 5.8. The crux is a really fun move. A must do for the crack conniseur (sp).

Added: 2013-04-15

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Tower Rock

Arachnid 5.8 *** Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Excellent route

but care should be taken to avoid having cams getting pushed back into the crack by the rope. I had an old school #5 in the wide crux section that fell out when I tried to move. Bring a Bro if you don't feel confident running out the wide a bit.

Added: 2013-04-15

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Tower Rock

Curving Crack Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Hmmm

not very good in terms of rock quality in some spots, but very exciting moves. The guidebook says the crux is at the flake but getting into the upper crack is no joke. Make sure to have yellow or green aliens for the upper crack. This is a lot of 5.8 for your money.

Added: 2013-04-15

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Fortress Wall

Calypso II Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
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Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars If you are expecting a

handcrack or a classic line you will be disappointed. It is more like a tricky to protect face climb with fine sand on all of the footholds. There are a few jams in the middle part of the route but that is not what you will remember.

Added: 2012-12-16

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Fortress Wall

Calypso I Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty stiff

at 5.7, I would say more like solid 8. A great line though with steep jams, liebacking, and jugs.

Added: 2012-12-16

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Fortress Wall

Calypso III Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun with a

challenging opening sequence at 5.5.

Added: 2012-12-16

Routes: North America: United States: Kentucky: East: Red River Gorge (Climbing): Fortress Wall

Horny Bitch Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-12-14 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Too many stars

for a climb this dirty and loose. Route needs waaay more traffic to cleanup and even then it is not that interesting of a climb with a couple short harder sections with scrambling in between. The cake topper is the rap through the forest of trees. Climb something else and let this route return back to nature.

Added: 2012-12-16

Routes: North America: United States: North Carolina: Western: Rumbling Bald: Cereal Buttress

Shredded Wheat popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2012-10-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

that kicked my butt. The crux will require me to lose 15lbs and learn how to slab climb neither of which is going to happen. Other than that 10 feet it was a fun ride.

Added: 2012-10-17

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