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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.12 1 1 7 9

Directions to North 40

This wall is on private property. Be respectful. Sign required waivers.
North 40 Same approach as the Shire until you get to the big boulder. To get to Amarillo Sunset, go up the The Shire wall, and then head left for 100 yards. Amarillo Sunset starts to the right of the huge amphitheater on a ledge. For the rest of the north 40 routes, you can cut down thru the amphitheater on a faint trail at the base of the wall. Watch for poison ivy. The first route you'll encountre is Swine Flew. The preferred method for finding these routes is to continue on the main trail past the large boulder, and head downhill to the creek. Cross the creek and look for a trail about 50 feet later off to the right. This will land you at the base of Barbed Wire.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Amarillo Sunset Sport 5.11b
4.77  (139) 65ft


Tequila.Sunrise Sport 5.11b
3.00  (2) 65ft  


Swine Flew Sport 5.13b
5.00  (1) 80ft


Samurai Sport 5.12b
4.93  (42) 55ft


Barbed Wire Sport 5.12b
3.33  (9) 55ft


Yosemite Sam Sport 5.12a
3.00  (17) 55ft


Outlaw Justice Sport 5.11d
3.63  (19) 55ft  


Pistol Gripped Mixed 5.12a
4.00  (1) 55ft  


Summer Breeze Trad 5.8+
3.00  (2) 70ft


SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65139, Longitude 83.71667
Anonymous said on March 17th, 2008
Josephine said on August 4th, 2008
"steep trail w/hand rope" now has stairs - thanks Johnny & Alex Trail Day crew!
pigsteak said on August 7th, 2008
can I have my hand rope back? I am looking for a new lead rope, and that thing was only out there 2 seriously, a big thank you for trail day crew. that was a slippery uphill.