Soul Canyon

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.7 6 - 10 16
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Directions to Soul Canyon

This wall is in Private property. Be respectful. Your behavior on this land can either help us secure access.. or help us lose it.
Turn off 11 onto Fixer Road as if driving to Coal Bank Holler. Exactly 2 miles after you leave 11, a small dirt pullout will appear on the left side of Fixer. Park here as efficiently as possible and do NOT block the gate. IF THERE ARE MORE THAN 2-3 CARS PARKED HERE ALREADY, DO NOT PARK HERE! CONTINUE ON FIXER TO COAL BANK OR ANOTHER CRAG. This small parking area is managed by the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Department as part of the Ashland Wildlife Management Area, and as such it is sometimes shared with hunters and/or campers during open hunting season. Please be sensitive to this by not overcrowding the lot on busy fall weekends and NOT BLOCKING THE GATE. From the cross parking area, cross Fixer Rd. and walk about 50 yards further down the road (to your left). A grassy trail will appear on your right. Hike this trail for 5-7 minutes through several meadows, after which time the trail will start trending left and downhill. Drop down through a small, steep notch in the cliffband with a couple of fixed ropes. Turn back to you left on the flat trail (old oil road) and continue another minute to the start of the climbing. The first route you will encounter is Soul Crack (5.7) on the left. This crag tends to condense in humid weather and is best saved for nice dry conditions. Other proposed directions include: Bushwhack through the random woods to the magical notch in the cliff that you can't see. ;)

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Soul Crack Trad 5.7
 
3.00 50ft  

4

Gift Wrapped Sport 5.11a
 
3.00 35ft  

7

Souly O'Bowlio Trad 5.11c
 
4.00 75ft  

10

Safety Third Trad 5.10c
 
4.00 75ft

11

The Incubator Trad 5.8+
 
4.00 75ft

14

Soul Canyon Arete Sport 5.12c
 
5.00 70ft

15

Uh Oh Oreo Sport 5.10d
 
3.00 50ft

16

Standard Deviation Sport 5.11b
 
3.00 50ft

17

Lichen Sclerosus Sport 5.12c
 
3.50 50ft

18

Cradle of Light Trad 5.13a
 
4.00 50ft

22

Easy on the Meat Sport 5.11b
 
3.50 55ft

23

Spinal Tap Sport 5.11b
 
3.00 55ft

24

Beer Can Alley Trad 5.4
 
20ft  

25

Egg-sucking Leech Sport 5.11b
 
2.50 65ft  

26

Salami Mami Sport 5.11d
 
3.00 65ft  

27

Greasy Rail Sport 5.11d
 
3.50 50ft  

Comments

1
pigsteak said on May 3rd, 2015
who has all these "projects" at an open crag?
2
Anonymous said on May 3rd, 2015
Just half-finished or would-be routes mostly. Feel free to adopt.
3
ray said on May 3rd, 2015
Paleez with the non existent route submissions already. I've encountered five so far, not including these. Is that like territory pissing?
4
Jackiefreesh said on December 2nd, 2015
In a final gasp to my climbing season in Kentucky, I hiked up to Soul and self belayed up a dihedral left of Uh Oh Oreo. I don't recommend this kind of thing but some are sicker than others. I had to do a lot of back cleaning to keep the rope going. Good pro and maybe only 5.7. I angled right after dihedral ended to anchors on UOO.