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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 3 - - 3

Directions to See Rocks

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the Shell Station near the highway in Slade, turn right out of the parking lot and follow KY 15 for about 4 miles. Turn left onto County Road 1639 and follow for about 2.5 miles while remaining left at a fork in the road. At the fork in the road, you should be able to spot See Rocks on a ridge in front of you. Park near the base of the hill and head up to the wall.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture


Nettles Trad 5.9+
As you near the base of the wall, look to the rightmost tower to spot an arch. Just left of the arch is a right-facing dihedral which this line ascends. Climb the handcrack to the top of the tower and rappel from a tree to descend. Steepness:


Exit Stage Left Trad 5.10c
Walk through the arch on the rightmost tower, turn right, and go around a corner to a large chossy dihedral. Begin just left of the dihedral on the face. Climb to a 10 foot high roof and pull over to a vertical face with a fingercrack. Continue up the fingercrack to a ledge and improvise a way down. Steepness:


South Fork Cemetery Trad 5.7
Locate a left-facing dihedral on the left side of an ampitheater just left of Exit Stage Left. Climb the face just left of the crack and move right into the crack when you are able to. Continue up a short slab to anchors on the ledge. Steepness:


Anonymous said on January 4th, 2005
GPS: 37.7885N, 83.7461W
Ascentionist said on October 3rd, 2005
There are three See Rocks, the South See Rock, the Middle See Rock, and the North See Rock. The South See Rock has a 3rd class scramble to the summit with great views. The Middle Rock is accessed by a 5.3 wide crack or Nettles. The North Rock's easiest route is its north face, otherwise known as the Cable Route. It goes at 5.7 R/X free or 5.5 A0 R/X. The summit views are incredible and the potential for more routes is good. The access is tricky.