Volunteer Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
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Directions to Volunteer Wall

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. Drive 1.2 miles to a sharp right curve. Just beyond this curve take a sharp right on Bald Fork Road. Follow the gravel road 1.55 miles to the well defined Sore Heel Hollow parking area on the left. Walk left out of the parking area a few hundred feet to the marked trailhead on the right. Take the first trail on the left which is well marked with a wooden sign. Follow the trail a for about 10 minutes until you meet the wall. The trail curves around the rock and the first route you meet up with is Generosity. It is also possible to continue up the road past the trailhead on the right for a few hundred feet and take the next trail on the right marked by a sign reading "Volunteer Wall".

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Bleed Like Me Sport 5.12b
 
3.83 65ft

2

Same Way Sport 5.11b
 
3.35 65ft

2a

Pinkies Extended Sport 5.10c
 
3.71 65ft

2b

Smell the Glove Mixed 5.8
 
3.00 65ft  

3

Hurt Sport 5.10c
 
3.39 65ft

4

A Chip Off the Old Sturnum Trad 5.8
 
2.50 80ft  

5

Darwin Loves You Sport 5.9+
 
2.95 50ft

6

Johnny on Roofies Sport 5.11a
 
3.12 65ft  

7

Donor Sport 5.11b
 
3.53 45ft  

7a

Let's Boogie Sport 5.11b
 
3.06 50ft

8

The Wal-Martification of Trad Trad 5.8
 
2.67 50ft

9

Family Tradition Sport 5.10b
 
2.97 50ft

10

Tong Shing Sport 5.10d
 
3.58 55ft  

11

Anger Management Trad 5.8+
 
2.50 65ft

12

Nice to Know You Sport 5.10b
 
4.00 40ft

13

Helping Hands Sport 5.10d
 
3.65 40ft

14

Swap Meet Sport 5.6
 
2.91 35ft

15

Farley's Folly Sport 5.10a
 
2.30 40ft

16

The Haas Memorial Route Trad 5.10a
 
4.00 90ft

17

Stephanie's Cabaret Sport 5.11c
 
2.62 50ft

18

Stephanie's Cabaret (2nd pitch) Sport 5.12a
 
80ft  

18a

Labor Day Weekend Sport 5.12a
 
3.00 70ft  

19

Four Shower Tokens, A Guiness and My Girl Trad 5.8-
 
2.00 50ft

20

Normalised Bramapithecus Sport 5.10d
 
4.13 65ft

21

First Time Sport 5.8+
 
3.34 50ft

22

Generosity Sport 5.10d
 
3.47 55ft

Comments

1
Anonymous said on March 15th, 2005
Aren't there some other routes here? What are they? Who developed this cliff? I think we climbed several routes in this area. Me and my buddies coudn't figure it out. The directions mention "routes" and the guide here only one listed.
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Anonymous said on March 15th, 2005
Aren't there some other routes here? What are they? Who developed this cliff? I think we climbed several routes in this area. Me and my buddies coudn't figure it out. The directions mention "routes" and the guide here only one listed.
3
Steve said on May 1st, 2005
I believe the approach trail spits you out near Swap Meet. To reach SM head left staying along the cliff. If you head left, away and uphill (not staying along cliff) you will come out to the right of Family Tradition. First Time is to the right when you come up the main approach trail, or can be reached when coming from Left Field/ Private Playground/ et al.
4
gladhander said on July 16th, 2006
Does anybody know the details on the sport route to the left of Stephanie's Cabaret. The map in the parking lot says nothing but that it is a 12. Does seem a 12 but i liked the route
5
SCIN said on November 24th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65139, Longitude 83.71667
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Gaar said on December 7th, 2006
The are 2 more routes left of darwin loves you....The first one encounter started on a big ledge 20 feet up, and felt 10b/c ish, 7/8 bolts ...didnt get on the next one left! anybody know anything?
7
RRO said on December 7th, 2006
yeah we know about them. will be online soon. please leave fixed ropes and left gear where they are.
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Gaar said on December 8th, 2006
Thats cool matt...The lines where those ropes are look like they are going to be real nice
9
TIT said on June 17th, 2007
There is also a new route to the left of The Haas Memorial Route. It has a boulderly roof start with a heel hook and huge hand holds. There is a second roof about halfway up. It is probably around a 9 to 9+ and pretty fun route.
10
pigsteak said on June 25th, 2007
what is the route to the left of the Haas memorial Route?
11
One-Fall said on July 6th, 2007
I want to join in . . . anyone know what the route left of the Haas Memorial Route is? Good route with interesting movement.
12
Green3 said on October 2nd, 2007
Anyone with route adding ability... read the last three comments on the Volunteer Wall and throw the route up on the page... if you don't mind. I seem to remember it being like a 10a, but it was a while ago...
13
sportclimber810 said on April 6th, 2008
dont try climbing here after it rains. everything was wet.
14
anticlmber said on November 10th, 2008
this crag is good, almost every route up there is some quality rockclimbing of all types. i would avoid it.
15
davidbr said on September 9th, 2010
Climbed the off-width right of Anger Management. Takes gear from about 3 to 8 inches, with the majority in the 5-6 inch range. Grade-wise, it is a bit tougher than Anger Management. I do not really think that Anger Management is an .8+ as the book says (maybe 7+) and the line to its right is not a .9, so it probably ought to be given an .8+ as well.
16
strawmyers said on July 10th, 2016
Climbed here on a dry day after two days of rain. A couple of the routes were too wet to climb and there were random wet splotches here and there; but most of the routes were fine for us. Johnny on Roofies and Nice to Know You were both great routes for their respective grades. Don't rely on the "overhead view" drawing on this page to give you an even remotely accurate idea of the spacing between routes...
17
Anonymous said on September 15th, 2016
Watch the fuck out at Volunteer wall, SuperSafeIan has been "fixing" routes here. Consider climbing elsewhere until the HW falls out and an experienced Developer intervenes.
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climb2core said on September 15th, 2016
https://www.facebook.com/RRGFixedGearInitiative/photos/pcb.666410776858593/666407393525598/?type=3&theater No good deed goes unpunished, huh? But no worries, I have been rebolting routes all over the Red. You should never, ever climb in in the Red just to be safe.
19
Anonymous said on September 15th, 2016
ian, ppl give you shit, and sometimes i think rightly so cuz you don't seem to understand what internet trolls are, but i just wanted you to know that there are a lot of people out there who appreciate what you're doing.
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climb2core said on September 15th, 2016
ha, thx. I just wonder how shitty their life must be that this is how they get their jollies. But really, it doesn't bother me as much as everyone seems to think. I just find it entertaining and respond.
21
Anonymous said on September 15th, 2016
Trolls are turds
22
Anonymous said on September 15th, 2016
Yes Ian you find it entertaining to respond just like they find it entertaining to troll you. For everyone's sake please stop feeding the trolls.
23
Anonymous said on September 20th, 2016
Great, Ian's Mom is posting here now.
24
Anonymous said on November 14th, 2016
Does anybody know what the bolted line between Tong Shing and Anger Management is?
25
Prefontaine said on June 20th, 2017
I was wondering if anyone has climbed or has info on the crack system that starts inside the amphitheater? It traverses out and goes up into a much wider crack at the far left end of this wall.