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Kentucky Pinstripe

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

Jake Flake

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Vision 5.7 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Scott Hammon and James Neukam in 1999
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This line ascends the flake just to the right of Kentucky Pinstripe. Head right at the end of the flake to a handcrack and take it to the top.
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: jarrod1236
Date: Dec 2nd, 2014

Submitted by: JParkerClimbing
Date: Nov 28th, 2011

Submitted by: Sketch
Date: May 25th, 2006

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Wicked Tribe said on September 2nd, 2003
A very cool link up os to do the initial crack of VIsion and then step left and pull the overhang on KY Pinstripe. I did it very shortly after the FAs and have called it Guide's Route.
ewaaser said on March 9th, 2006
Great route with solid jams and a great view from the top. You can top out above the anchors and rap from a pine tree just left of the topout (new webbing and quicklinks on it as of 3/8/06).
Buzz said on April 8th, 2008
Good route. Need to do some toe jams to make it up the crack to the first ledge. After the tree steady climbing. Fun to climb.
keegan540 said on June 24th, 2008
watch out for the copperheads at the base of the route
elcapitan1974 said on October 28th, 2008
Killer route on a windy autumn day. Great top out, exposer, and kick ass jams everywhere you need them. As of 10/26/08 no webbing or o rings on pine tree @ ledge.
jenbongo said on April 16th, 2010
That's the hardest 5.7 I've ever been on! Felt more like 5.9 to me - much harder than Father & Son.
jenbongo said on September 8th, 2010
Okay, I've lead it now. Maybe it's comparable to some of the harder 5.8 trad I've been on, but it's still more like 5.9 compared to sport routes at the Red.
Yeager420 said on November 1st, 2010
Fun and awesome. Perfect free-solo
Bloody Knees said on May 14th, 2012
I climbed to the right of the crack for a challenge (top rope). Great view. Fun Rappel! Say, "hey" to the tree for me =D
duthi1mh said on May 28th, 2012
Real fun, long, solid climb
Cleveland said on November 19th, 2012
This route is really awesome, I can't believe I overlooked it for so long.
WDW4 said on March 24th, 2014
Beautiful route. There is a fixed #3 Camalot about 10 feet below the chains - looks like its been there a little while (slightly rusty around the axle), and its in there pretty good. Let this be a lesson to the lot o' ye: place thee not an overcammed, unextended SLCD in a gently flaring crack!
Bryce Noonan said on September 11th, 2015
very fun and a very good freesolo indeed
Anonymous said on September 11th, 2015
so bad ass