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Clearcut Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.8 7 - - 7

Directions to Clearcut Wall

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
Drive 1.4 miles down County Road 1067 from the steel bridge on KY 77 (1.2 miles from the Long Wall parking area). The gravel road changes to asphalt at the Menifee and Powell county line. About a mile farther is a farmhouse and barn on the left and a gravel road on the right (Forest Service Road 9). Turn down that road and proceed 1.1 miles and cross a bridge. This brings you to the intersection of 9A and 9B. Turn right after the bridge onto 9B. Drive 0.5 miles down 9B and park on your right. Ford the creek nearby and hike up the ridge located directly across from the parking spot. Pass through a limestone cliff band and proceed to the nearest buttress. Hike around a corner to the right and locate a huge roof with a thin crack out its middle.

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Click the column heads to sort. Hold shift to sort on multiple columns.
Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Bushwhack Crack Trad 5.8+
3.75  (4) 45ft


Blue Thunder Trad 5.8-
3.17  (6) 45ft


Lost Thunder Trad 5.9
3.00  (1) 35ft  


Vascular Massacre Trad 5.12a
4.00  (2) 35ft  


Trailer Trash Trad 5.6


Linus Trad 5.10b
3.00  (1) 35ft  


Baptist Preacher Trad 5.6
4.29  (7) 70ft


ahab said on April 27th, 2009
There are 3 cracks to the right of Linus on this face. I'm guessing the first one right of Linus is Trailer Trash. To the right of Trailer Trash is a wide flake (5.7-5.8?) that is directly beneth a large tree with some webbing and a quicklink. To the right of this line is a finger crack that fades out about 30ft. up and then climbs the dirty, runout face to a different tree with webbing and an old locking biner. It felt around 9+ and was decent, so I'm sure someone has climbed it before. Why aren't these documented?
ynot said on June 11th, 2009
It's a bit confusing. I thought the short finger crack was Linus. The wide Flake has been done. I did two cracks that could be trailer trash. The other is left, around the corner and off width. The only thing I am sure of up there is Bushwack crack kicks ass! clean, verticle, long and tough.
SCIN said on June 11th, 2009
Linus is a short finger crack and Trailer Trash is just right of it. I remember being kind of sketched leading Linus but I don't recall a 30 foot runout.