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Kentucky Flu

This route is located in the Southern Region at What About Bob Wall

Code Red

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Adventures of the Leper Nurse 5.9 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Matt Tackett, Jeremy Egleston in 2005
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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25 feet left of Kentucky Flu you will see the obvious dihedral. Get thuggish and enjoy
Moves: unknown
Descent: anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private

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3.85 stars (26 votes)
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5.9 (23 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Jan 1st, 2007


anticlmber said on July 25th, 2007
this route is awesome!! Andromeda Strain's dirty, little sister. mucho stars.
dbarless said on October 10th, 2007
I am not a .9 tradder, but this cute girl from Montreal put it up and offered me the clean on T/R, so of course I had to say yes....It kicked my ass, but it was great...Not as good as Autumn, but damn close!
Myke Dronez said on June 1st, 2008
Sweet jams, great gear, dry or wet, do it!
pkananen said on June 29th, 2008
This was pretty dirty up top after a rain. There was mud on the top third. Also a little wet, which is to be expected I guess. Make it too tough for me to send.
pigsteak said on September 8th, 2008
tape up and have at it.
dustonian said on April 12th, 2010
I thought this was great. Must-do on the RRG handcrack circuit.
Handjamwich said on July 13th, 2010
Such a great climb!!! Very Burly at the top, forget the tape, hands get a little thin.
jrathfon said on August 9th, 2010
Ditto on leaving the tape, it's all red camalots. Little dirty at the top but if you use some english it does not have to be thuggish. Pretty good hand crack for the gorge, if only it was 100ft.
caribe said on September 1st, 2010
I loved this route! After the first 35 ft the business is done. Definitely tape up.
kman154 said on February 11th, 2013
Fun route. I would have enjoyed it more if it were not soaked at the top.
Smiles said on September 16th, 2019
Excellent hot day destination. Enjoyed this line... but it's still quite dirty in 2019 so I guess it will always be so. People with large hands may struggle if they have thick tape. Gear might be a challenge if you don't have lots of 1's (I used four but my friend used two and two 0.75's) ... It get's as small as 0.5 near the top, nothing larger than #2 anywhere...