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Willie's Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.8 5 - - 5

Directions to Willie's 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. Drive 1.5 miles down 9B after it's intersection with 9A. Park in a small pull-off on the right about a quarter mile past the parking area for Muscle Beach. There is a large camp-site on the right. To the left, look for an old logging road diagonaling up the hill to the right. Follow this road until it crosses a gully. As you near a cliff, switch back right up a steep logging road. Willie's Wall is the section on your left, beginning at a buttress and continuing to the right toward Minas Tirith.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Missing the Obvious Trad 5.8+
2.67  (3) 80ft


She Loves Me Trad 5.7
3.25  (4) 80ft


Prozac Nation Trad 5.10d
1.00  (1) 80ft  


Lust At First Sight Trad 5.9+
4.00  (2) 75ft  


One Fisted Discount Trad 5.4


Jerry Bargo said on December 9th, 2004
Correct directions to Willie's Wall: Travel Forest Service Road 9B to a left bend in the road near a popular, semi-developed car camping area. This is also where most people park to climb at Muscle Beach by walking across the gated concrete ford (not the concrete ford that is open to traffic). Park in this area and locate the campsite that is on the inside of the left bend in the road (mentioned above). From the left edge of this campsite, a vague trail heads left and up the hill via an old logging road. The logging road levels off and crosses a gully. Immediately after the gully, locate a second logging road which switches back steeply up the hill. As you near the top of the hill, you will see Willie's Wall on the left. Willie's Wall faces the east.
Anonymous said on January 4th, 2005
GPS: 37.8737N, 83.6639W
Jackiefreesh said on October 29th, 2019
The rock is clean, gear is solid, and there are no babies or hammocks to be seen at this wall.