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Throwback Crag

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
- 2 - 9 11

Directions to Throwback Crag

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Drive 12.4 miles south on KY 11 from Miguel's toward Beattyville. Turn right on KY 498 and follow for 1.2 miles to Bald Fork Road. Take a sharp right onto Bald Fork Road and follow it as it curves left toward a house. Do not turn right at the first fork. After 0.3 miles the road turns to gravel and heads down a steep hill. Go past the Motherlode parking area. Pass the road to the Sore Heel parking area on your right at .3 miles, then take a left turn that comes up almost immediately. The first right off of this road puts you in the new Flat Hollow parking area. From the parking area facing the hollow, walk up the road to the right, passing the multi-use trails on the left that provide access to other walls and great mountain biking. When you get to a clearing where an oil pump used to be, switchback to the left to get on the trail. In less than 5 minutes you should come to the wall beneath Birth of Legend, with the massive hemlock and pretty dihedral of Do the Hemlock Rock to your left.

Wall Sun: Morning

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Unbolted Project (needs bolts) Sport Unknown


Hand and Finger Crack Trad Unknown
4.67  (3) 70ft


To Julie, With Love Sport 5.12c
4.00  (2) 100ft  


10 lb Tumor Sport 5.11c
3.44  (9) 70ft  


There's a Bad Moon on the Rise Sport 5.12a
3.50  (2) 90ft  


Do the Hemlock Rock Trad 5.9
4.36  (11) 80ft


Don't Call it a Comeback Sport 5.11d
4.44  (18) 100ft  


Birth of a Legend Sport 5.11d
3.90  (29) 65ft  


Yoko Ono Sport 5.12c
4.40  (10) 90ft  


Fatty Fatty Butter Pants Sport 5.12d
3.83  (6) 80ft  


Live Music is Better Sport 5.9
2.33  (9) 70ft  


JR said on November 11th, 2013
What is the wall to the left of this one?
JR said on April 28th, 2014
For those that bolt: There looks to be a nice line or two to the right of "Hand and Finger Crack".
Anonymous said on August 31st, 2020
Did The Getaway page get away?
Anonymous said on August 31st, 2020
Twas never here to begin with
Anonymous said on August 31st, 2020
How are things added to this site?
AidClimber said on June 23rd, 2021
Seconding if we could add Getaway. It’s a pretty cool wall. I can take pictures when there next time for route pictures