The Motherlode

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 3 1 68 72
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Directions to The Motherlode

This wall is in Private property. Be respectful. Your behavior on this land can either help us secure access.. or help us lose it.
Drive 12.4 miles south on KY 11 from Miguel's toward Beattyville. Turn right on KY 498 and follow for 1.2 miles to Bald Fork Road. Take a sharp right onto Bald Fork Road and follow it as it curves left toward a house. Do not turn right at the first fork. After 0.3 miles the road turns to gravel and heads down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill (0.8 miles) is the parking area for The Motherlode. Park on the right in the grassy patch or in a smaller gravel pulloff a little further. Locate the logging road that leads uphill from the back of the big grassy pulloff. Take the fork which immediately turns uphill to the right. If you are headed to the Madness Cave or the Undertow Wall, take the first road to the right. Move around the hill, go down and back up while staying left on the main road. As you near the crest of the second hill, turn left on a single track path which ends near Team Wilson. If you are headed to the Buckeye Buttress, Warm-up Wall, or GMC Wall, continue uphill past the road for the Undertow Wall and veer off on the second road to the right. This track will narrow to a trail a few yards before reaching the rock near Twisted.

Wall Sun: All day

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture

1

One-eyed Willy Up the Back Sport 5.11c
 
50ft  

2

Trad Sucker Sport 5.11b
 
40ft

3

The Chronic Sport 5.12b
 
50ft

4

Twisted Sport 5.11b
 
50ft

5

The Reacharound Sport 5.12c
 
60ft

6

Stain Sport 5.12c
 
50ft

7

Buff the Wood Sport 5.12b
 
50ft

8

Golden Touch Sport 5.13b
 
45ft

8a

Fall of the Anticlimber (open project) Sport 5.14b
 
45ft  

9

Heart Shaped Box Sport 5.12c
 
50ft

10

Overdrive Trad 5.9
 
70ft  

10a

Leftomaniac Sport 5.11b
 
70ft  

10b

Rug Muncher Sport 5.11d
 
50ft  

11

Ball Scratcher Sport 5.12a
 
40ft

11a

The Cream Machine Sport 5.10
 
60ft

11b

All In Sport 5.11d
 
60ft

12

Three Wasted Bolts Mixed 5.10b
 
50ft  

12a

Ben Sport 5.11a
 
60ft

12b

Laura Sport 5.11b
 
70ft

13

Crescenta Trad 5.9
 
70ft  

14

Breathe Right Sport 5.11c
 
60ft  

15

Injured Reserve Sport 5.11a
 
60ft

16

Trust in Jesus Sport 5.11b
 
50ft

17

Purdy Mouth Sport 5.12b
 
70ft

17a

Mr. Sandy Sport 5.14c
 
70ft  

18

Take That, Katie Brown Sport 5.13b
 
70ft

19

Swahili Slang Sport 5.12c
 
80ft

20

So Low Sport 5.12b
 
70ft

21

Techno Destructo Sport 5.12b
 
80ft  

21a

False Positive Sport 5.12c
 
70ft  

22

Thanatopsis Sport 5.14b
 
60ft

23

Cut Throat Sport 5.13b
 
70ft

24

8 Ball Sport 5.12d
 
70ft

25

Snooker Sport 5.13a
 
70ft

26

Hot For Teacher Sport 5.12c
 
80ft

27

White Man's Overbite Sport 5.13c
 
80ft

27a

White Man's Shuffle Sport 5.13d
 
0ft  

28

Cosmic Sausage Sport 5.13a
 
100ft  

28a

Hell or High Water Sport 5.12c
 
110ft

28b

Transworld Depravity Sport 5.14a
 
110ft

29

BOHICA Sport 5.13b
 
100ft

29a

Last of the Bohicans Sport 5.13d
 
125ft

30

Flour Power Sport 5.13b
 
100ft

30a

Pushin' Up Daisies Sport 5.13c
 
0ft  

31

Omaha Beach Sport 5.14a
 
130ft

32

The Madness Sport 5.13c
 
120ft

33

Fourty Ounces of Justice Sport 5.13a
 
110ft

33a

Buck Eye Sport 5.13b
 
0ft  

34

The Sauce Sport 5.12b
 
60ft  

35

Leave It To Beavis Sport 5.12d
 
90ft

36

Tuna Town Sport 5.12d
 
85ft

37

The Flux Capacitor Sport 5.12d
 
95ft

38

Harvest Sport 5.12d
 
85ft

39

Hoofmaker Sport 5.13a
 
90ft

40

Team Wilson Sport 5.12d
 
85ft

41

Resurrection Sport 5.12c
 
80ft  

42

The High Hard One Sport 5.12d
 
80ft

43

Crime Time Sport 5.12d
 
75ft  

44

Skin Boat Sport 5.13a
 
80ft

45

Convicted Sport 5.13a
 
70ft

46

Ale-8-One Sport 5.12b
 
65ft

47

Chainsaw Massacre Sport 5.12a
 
60ft

48

The Verdict Sport 5.12b
 
70ft

48a

Sam Krieg Will Bolt Anything (SKWBA) Sport 5.12a
 
70ft

49

Kick Me In the Jimmie Sport 5.12a
 
60ft

50

Burlier's Bane Sport 5.12a
 
60ft

51

Rocket Dog Sport 5.12b
 
50ft

52

The Low Easy One Sport 5.12b
 
50ft

53

Stella Sport 5.11d
 
50ft

54

Snapper Sport 5.11a
 
50ft

55

Stabbed in the Back Trad 5.10a
 
80ft  

56

Scrambled Porn Sport 5.12a
 
60ft

Comments

1
ashtray said on June 24th, 2007
The most bitchin' cliff. No doubt.
2
allah said on June 26th, 2007
for the old guys
3
Anonymous said on September 8th, 2008
Pack your toilet paper and tampons out of the Lode! It looks horrible over by routes 55-56. Burying, especially under a few leaves will not keep dogs and wood rats out of your crap and TP. Leave no trace!!!!!
4
heavyc said on October 27th, 2011
what is the deal with the bolted slab route between ball scratcher and three wasted bolts? somebody needs to claim the fa and post it
5
Anonymous said on October 13th, 2014
The trail to the crag is in horrible condition and would best be avoided by as many people as possible to avoid further damage unto the mud dries out some