The Playground

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 2 - 10 12
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Directions to The Playground

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
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 to a clearing at the bottom (0.8 miles from the beginning of Bald Fork Road). Park on your right in the Motherlode parking area or continue by turning right on the first gravel road .3 miles past the Motherlode parking area. There is a “Sore Heel Parking,” sign located at the turn off pointing the way. Follow the gravel road up the hill past a row of large bright blue storage tanks, make a sharp right-hand turn (.2 mile after turn off), follow the main gravel road for another ½ mile before following the road down a short hill to the new parking area at the bottom of the hill on the right. Look for new trailhead signs pointing to the climbing areas along a (freshly cleared) dirt road leading up a hill from the parking area The first route encountered on this wall is Red Rover.

Wall Sun: All day

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Red Rover Sport 5.11b
 
2.61 0ft  

2

Steal the Bacon Sport 5.11a
 
2.67 65ft

3

Chickenhawk Trad 5.10d
 
2.17 45ft

4

Jungle Gym Sport 5.10b
 
3.06 50ft

5

Monkey Bars Sport 5.10a
 
3.66 50ft

6

Capture the Flag Sport 5.11b
 
3.79 50ft

7

Crack the Whip Sport 5.11d
 
3.74 0ft

8

Octopus Tag Trad 5.7
 
3.69 0ft

9

Balance Beam Sport 5.11a
 
4.10 65ft

10

Teeter Totter Sport 5.11c
 
4.27 0ft

11

Slide Sport 5.9
 
3.15 65ft

12

Tire Swing Sport 5.10a
 
3.41 0ft  

Comments

1
Wes said on June 28th, 2005
Gets good shade along most of the wall in the early afternoon.
2
SCIN said on November 24th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65139, Longitude 83.71667
3
sgauss said on September 8th, 2009
Trying out my new gps... Playground itself is 37.65342, 83.71482
4
mbuntaine said on May 5th, 2010
There are some very cool moderate routes to the left of the area covered in the guide. What are these? The ~10a in the middle is especially good and got a "favorite route of the trip" nod from one person in our party.
5
pawilkes said on September 12th, 2010
the routes on the far left are list as part of Left Field. The middle one is "Through Time and Space" and is a stellar route, one of the best of its grade in the red. The others aren't worth the effort