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Chimney Top

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.10 11 1 - 12

Directions to Chimney Top

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the parking area for Skybridge Ridge or Funk Rock City, continue south on KY 715 for about 1.4 miles until you reach an intersection with Sky Bridge Drive. Do not turn right onto this road. Instead, take a sharp left turn and remain on KY 715 for 2.7 miles until you see a gravel road to the right named Chimney Top Road. Turn right on this road and follow for 3.6 miles to the end of the road. On the right side of the loop at the end of the road is the trailhead for Chimey Top. Follow the trail for a few minutes until you see a bail out trail on the right just before a wooden fence. Follow this trail down as it winds through a series of ledges leading to the base of the wall. From the base, bushwhack toward the end of chimney top in the direction you were walking. After several hundred feet you should be able to spot Hamburger and Last Day.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Hamburger Trad 5.10b
 (1) 60ft  


Last Day Trad 5.10c
5.00  (1) 160ft


Check Canopy Trad 5.7
5.00  (1) 100ft  


Dirty Crack Trad 5.7
1.50  (2) 100ft  


Zig-Zag Trad 5.6


Chimney Direct Trad 5.7
3.00  (3) 130ft


Chimney's Chimney Trad 5.2
3.00  (1) 100ft  


The Prow Mixed 5.10c


Tunnel Route Trad 5.5
4.50  (6) 150ft  


True Grit Trad 5.9


Lost Chimney Trad 5.6
4.00  (1) 85ft


Shipwrecked Trad 5.8


ynot said on November 6th, 2006
Don't even think about climbing here. Friggin tourists will steal anything you leave on top,no matter where you hide it. Even your shoes.The same goes for Half Moon.
LK Day said on December 28th, 2010
Fair warning ynot. But the 10.c offwidth in this area is an outstanding adventure climb. Just don't leave anything lying around at the top.