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Father and Son

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Global Village


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Kentucky Pinstripe 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Scott Hammon, James Neukam in 1999
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk around the corner to the right of Father and Son to locate this next line of bolts.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
fun (2) long (2) sunny (1) arete (1) beautiful (1)
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5.10a (98 votes)

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Date: Dec 19th, 2005


andy_lemon said on November 24th, 2003
My favorite sport route at the Red so far...
philip171 said on June 19th, 2004
Its harder then it looks......
Anonymous said on July 4th, 2004
We saw five copperheads chilling out around this climb. They won't bite you unless you step on them, so watch for them on the trail and under rocks.
Paul3eb said on April 5th, 2005
tricky and balancy. the view from the top makes it very worth it
Timeone said on July 10th, 2005
My favorite route at the red, crimpy and balancy at the top. Watch out for bees too, I got stung four times en route. The bees were kind enough to sting me by bolts though. Paul is right the view is worth it.
corduroy said on August 30th, 2005
hell of a route - toss another star on
Captain Bad Beta said on October 1st, 2005
This is one of my favorite climbs in the Red... balancy, crimpy and has a hard start. I don't want to scare anyone away from trying it because the grade is acurate but i can tell you one thing... when you hit the chains you are going to be glad you did it.
jlu said on October 31st, 2005
A classic for RRG, bring a camera for the view at the top! At the start, "naturals" are in
woman said on March 21st, 2006
Fun stuff, especially the first few balancy moves. I disagree with the "naturals" being in though!
pigsteak said on June 4th, 2006
if naturals mean the tree, then you didn't send. one of my top ten at the Red. sweet line.
ReachHigh said on July 5th, 2006
awesome route I really liked the tricky start with a fun slabby end.
B.J. said on October 19th, 2006
Don't use the tree. I did and found out rock shoes don't work as well on bark. Yeah, I'm that dumb...
soccerfast007 said on November 14th, 2007
for me the crux was pulling off of the shitty left hand sloper to get to seam with my right hand, definitely a little height dependent if you cant' get to the good side pull on the seam and yard up, the view from the top is the best I've seen in the red thus far (could have been the falling leaves and natural awe of fall). you can TR vision from the anchors or run up another 10 feet and put it up the right way! great merlin's beard
a_suki said on February 4th, 2008
the anchors is one of my favorite views ive found so far in the red.
ahab said on March 24th, 2008
by the looks of the tree, naturals are in for a lot of folks.
Buzz said on June 19th, 2008
Fun route. The tree is tempting to use. Gets much easier after near the overhang.
Brentucky said on August 24th, 2008
if you used the tree you didn't do a 10a. fantastic climb with a great view at the top though!
AdSprad said on August 31st, 2008
This climb was amazing. The beginning or first quarter of the climbing is challenging and the rest is just fun. The Slab sections are tasty and the top slab, out of visual from the bottom, is the best part. Then the view isn't so bad either, from the top!
CLIMBTRAD said on October 16th, 2008
possum2082 said on April 26th, 2009
get past the roof using the arete and you're home free. great view!
Lander said on July 20th, 2009
who's got the pimpin' cabin you can see from the anchors? lucky so and so...
kharvey said on September 28th, 2009
Amazing view!! I want a cabin like that one day! :)
Peppermint said on August 25th, 2010
Near the top slab section, you can grab either side of the face and hold yourself on compression style pretty easily. Then its just a staircase with your feet. Fun route, for some reason slab gives me that last-bolt-tremble worse than any other kind of climbing.
DrRockso said on March 10th, 2012
Fun slabby route... Yes I know, I never thought fun and slab would be together in the same sentence either. It gets super exposed and has a great view at the top.
nottim said on August 5th, 2016
lots of fun. watch out for a few copperheads at the base (as of summer '16)