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.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

One-eyed Willy Up the Back Sport 5.11c
 
2.27 50ft  

2

Trad Sucker Sport 5.11b
 
3.53 40ft

3

The Chronic Sport 5.12b
 
2.61 50ft

4

Twisted Sport 5.11b
 
3.36 50ft

5

The Reacharound Sport 5.12c
 
3.82 60ft

6

Stain Sport 5.12c
 
4.79 50ft

7

Buff the Wood Sport 5.12b
 
4.61 50ft

8

Golden Touch Sport 5.13b
 
4.20 45ft

8a

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

9

Heart Shaped Box Sport 5.12c
 
4.56 50ft

10

Overdrive Trad 5.9
 
70ft  

10a

Leftomaniac Sport 5.11b
 
3.25 70ft  

10b

Rug Muncher Sport 5.11d
 
3.09 50ft  

11

Ball Scratcher Sport 5.12a
 
3.84 40ft

11a

The Cream Machine Sport 5.10
 
2.82 60ft

11b

All In Sport 5.11d
 
4.14 60ft

12

Three Wasted Bolts Mixed 5.10b
 
2.42 50ft  

12a

Ben Sport 5.11a
 
2.81 60ft

12b

Laura Sport 5.11b
 
2.75 70ft

13

Crescenta Trad 5.9
 
4.00 70ft  

14

Breathe Right Sport 5.11c
 
3.74 60ft  

15

Injured Reserve Sport 5.11a
 
3.23 60ft

16

Trust in Jesus Sport 5.11b
 
3.59 50ft

17

Purdy Mouth Sport 5.12b
 
4.00 70ft

17a

Mr. Sandy Sport 5.14c
 
70ft  

18

Take That, Katie Brown Sport 5.13b
 
5.00 70ft

19

Swahili Slang Sport 5.12c
 
4.84 80ft

20

So Low Sport 5.12b
 
4.33 70ft

21

Techno Destructo Sport 5.12b
 
3.33 80ft  

21a

False Positive Sport 5.12c
 
4.00 70ft  

22

Thanatopsis Sport 5.14b
 
4.20 60ft

23

Cut Throat Sport 5.13b
 
5.00 70ft

24

8 Ball Sport 5.12d
 
4.95 70ft

25

Snooker Sport 5.13a
 
4.61 70ft

26

Hot For Teacher Sport 5.12c
 
4.07 80ft

27

White Man's Overbite Sport 5.13c
 
4.63 80ft

27a

White Man's Shuffle Sport 5.13d
 
5.00 0ft  

28

Cosmic Sausage Sport 5.13a
 
100ft  

28a

Hell or High Water Sport 5.12c
 
4.00 110ft

28b

Transworld Depravity Sport 5.14a
 
5.00 110ft

29

BOHICA Sport 5.13b
 
4.46 100ft

29a

Last of the Bohicans Sport 5.13d
 
3.00 125ft

30

Flour Power Sport 5.13b
 
4.47 100ft

30a

Pushin' Up Daisies Sport 5.13c
 
4.20 120ft  

31

Omaha Beach Sport 5.14a
 
5.00 130ft

32

The Madness Sport 5.13c
 
5.00 120ft

33

Fourty Ounces of Justice Sport 5.13a
 
4.24 110ft

33a

Buck Eye Sport 5.13b
 
2.20 0ft

34

The Sauce Sport 5.12b
 
3.14 60ft  

35

Leave It To Beavis Sport 5.12d
 
4.10 90ft

36

Tuna Town Sport 5.12d
 
4.34 85ft

37

The Flux Capacitor Sport 5.12d
 
3.73 95ft

38

Harvest Sport 5.12d
 
4.08 85ft

39

Hoofmaker Sport 5.13a
 
4.76 90ft

40

Team Wilson Sport 5.12d
 
4.70 85ft

41

Resurrection Sport 5.12c
 
4.54 80ft  

42

The High Hard One Sport 5.12d
 
4.36 80ft

43

Crime Time Sport 5.12d
 
3.40 75ft  

44

Skin Boat Sport 5.13a
 
4.42 80ft

45

Convicted Sport 5.13a
 
4.81 70ft

46

Ale-8-One Sport 5.12b
 
4.38 65ft

47

Chainsaw Massacre Sport 5.12a
 
4.11 60ft

48

The Verdict Sport 5.12b
 
4.05 70ft

48a

Sam Krieg Will Bolt Anything (SKWBA) Sport 5.12a
 
2.87 70ft

49

Kick Me In the Jimmie Sport 5.12a
 
4.02 60ft

50

Burlier's Bane Sport 5.12a
 
3.55 60ft

51

Rocket Dog Sport 5.12b
 
4.02 50ft

52

The Low Easy One Sport 5.12b
 
3.37 50ft

53

Stella Sport 5.11d
 
3.28 50ft

54

Snapper Sport 5.11a
 
3.87 50ft

55

Stabbed in the Back Trad 5.10a
 
80ft  

56

Scrambled Porn Sport 5.12a
 
2.10 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