COVID-19 Climbing Guidelines: The Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Muir Valley, and all RRGCC-owned property - which includes Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, Bald Rock Recreational Preserve, and Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve - request that you follow the guidelines outlined on each website if you choose to climb during this time. See links above for more details about each climbing area.

Washboard Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 1 3 4 9

Directions to Washboard Wall

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
The following routes are located on the private property of Liz and Rick Weber. Please visit for complete details pertaining to the location of the property. Please respect the landowners' rules by completing a release form available at before climbing on the land. The directions below begin from the parking area for Muir Valley. The directions to the parking area have been left out to promote a visit to to understand the details of climbing on the property. To reach the routes located at Joe Ponder Branch Hollow, turn right into the first parking area. Follow a steep foot path to the valley floor. Cross the creek and follow the first trail on the left to Joe Ponder Branch Hollow. Routes 1-8 are on the Washboard Wall to the left. Routes 14-25 are on the Practice Wall to the right. The others are located between the two walls. After crossing the main creek (Smokey Fork) take the trail on the left and continue into Joe Ponder Hollow. When the trail comes to a junction turn left to reach the gigantic overhanging Washboard Wall. The trail will meet the cliff below a large cave. Routes are listed from left to right. Most of these routes stay dry in a downpour.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Sierra's Travels Mixed 5.9-
2.06  (16) 45ft  


Heard It On NPR Sport 5.10d
3.83  (40) 100ft  


Spider Crux Mixed 5.10b
3.20  (5) 50ft


Cordillera Rojo Sport 5.11a
1.85  (13) 115ft  


Barenjager Sport 5.10d
3.44  (39) 40ft


Brushfire Fairytales Sport 5.11a
3.70  (43) 40ft


Tradmill Trad 5.7
3.20  (30) 40ft


Sticks and Stones Mixed 5.11+
5.00  (2) 35ft


Bad Dentures Toprope 5.9