Dunkan Rock

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.8 6 - - 6
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Directions to Dunkan Rock

USFS
This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the parking lot of the Junior Williamson Rest Area in Slade, turn left (north) on KY 11, drive 0.1 miles under the Mountain Parkway overpass to a "T" intersection with KY 15. Turn left (east) and continue for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) on KY 77. This highway is also known as "Nada Tunnel Road", and you may see a street sign so designated at this intersection. Drive 4.4 miles through the tiny town of Nada, through the tunnel, and over the steel bridge (stay right after you cross the steel bridge) to the intersection with KY 715. KY 77 curves left near an old barn while KY 715 continues straight. Follow KY 77 around to the left, past the barn on the right and uphill for 0.8 miles. There is a small pulloff on the right just before the road curves left. From the curve, look to the right (northeast) and you will see a rounded buttress. You can also park in the Phantasia pulloff and walk back down the road to where it curves left. The buttress will have a wide crack splitting the face above the trees. This is the second pitch of Frenchburg Overhangs. Walk straight down the hill to the creek, cross it and walk straight back up the hill toward the cliff. Try not to meander too much or you will end up getting lost. This wall has the simplest approach if you are familiar with it but seems to be quite popular for losing people.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Frenchburg Overhangs Trad 5.8
 
4.04 130ft

2

Tom's Route Trad 5.3
 
3.00 25ft  

3

Joe's Route Trad 5.3
 
1.00 90ft  

4

What's Left of the Beeneling Trad 5.10c
 
5.00 80ft

5

The Beeneling Trad 5.9+
 
4.50 80ft

6

Treason at the Watchtower Trad 5.9
 
2.67 155ft

Comments

1
pawilkes said on June 7th, 2009
A tip for the approach: When you hit the creek you should see a huge boulder (~30 feet tall) basically in the creek bed. My tip is to hike up the hill starting from the down stream side of the the boulder angling back up river a bit following the path of least resistance up the hill for a couple hundred feet. theres a bit of a cliff band down stream, hike down stream a little until you get past the dense rhodo's and then head up hill.
2
pawilkes said on November 29th, 2009
GPS coordinates for Frenchburg Overhang ~ N 37Degrees50.652', W083Degrees38.418'
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campby said on October 14th, 2015
This approach is kind of a sandbag. The problem is, it's not a hike. There is no "trail" to find or follow. It's a bushwack. Treat it as a bushwack, and you'll be fine. Basically, you just hike on the road until you see Dunkan rock to your left. After that, just find a way down the steep hill and eventually cross a stream. You'll likely see a huge boulder to your left. Don't go that way. Instead, hike upstream to your right until you see a place where you can begin hiking uphill. Head straight up along the path of least resistance. Keep working your way up the hill and you'll eventually run into the wall. It's kind of hard to miss. Approach time: Approx 15 minutes, if you figure it out quickly. Wear solid shoes.