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Real Deep End

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.13 5 2 27 34
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Directions to Real Deep End

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
In short: Take the low trail directly to Cloud 9 along Bowman Fork, but branch left after crossing the creek up a steep and often muddy old oil road. Follow this road to the end to arrive at routes 8-10. Detailed: From the Miller Fork main parking area, cross the creek on the foot bridge to the right. Immediately change to the left of the road to take a trail that leads to the Bowman Fork Road. Take a left toward the Serenity Point trailhead, then stay on the road as it veers left, crosses a creek, then veers right. At this point cross the creek again heading west by northwest onto an old logging road; follow this past the trailhead for The Infirmary. The road breaks down while following a creek; approximately 650 feet past the Infirmary trailhead is an old oil company road that goes up a steep hill. As you follow the road up, you will notice the main project wall of the Real Deep End on your left with a striking offwidth crack in a left facing dihedral. (To the climber's left of the OW crack find three long impressive lines, routes 3-5.) The road meets the wall (37.64069, -83.68550) near a swampy area and set of pumpy 5.11s that begins on an arete at left (Valsalva Maneuver); continue right for routes 11-19 or left for routes 1-7. The routes are listed from left to right.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Hammer and Butterfly Sport 5.10d
 
45ft  

2

Amphibious Assault Trad 5.9+
 
45ft  

3

Frog Life Sport 5.10d
 
40ft  

4

The Darkening Sport 5.10c
 
3.00  (1) 50ft  

5

Hunkered Down Sport 5.10c
 
50ft  

6

Sterling Moss Sport 5.9
 
1.00  (3) 55ft

7

Take a Dive Trad 5.7
 
55ft  

8

Lichenimg Bolt Sport 5.10b
 
50ft  

9

Luie's Lament Trad 5.9+
 
70ft  

10

Stormy Weather Sport 5.11b
 
75ft  

11

Poop Chute Sport 5.10a
 
3.14  (7) 65ft

12

Turd Burglar Sport 5.10b
 
2.29  (7) 65ft  

13

Charlie Horse Sport 5.13d
 
0ft

14

Open Project Sport 5.13
 
0ft  

15

Closed Project Sport 5.13
 
0ft  

16

Offwidth Dihedral Trad Unknown
 
0ft

17

Papita P'al Loro Sport 5.12b
 
3.67  (3) 70ft

18

Reality Check Sport 5.10a
 
4.00  (1) 50ft  

19

For Real Sport 5.10a
 
2.00  (1) 50ft  

20

Deep State Sport 5.10b
 
55ft  

21

Surrealistic Pillow Sport 5.10c
 
3.00  (1) 55ft  

22

Inscrutable Sport 5.10c
 
75ft  

23

Valsalva Maneuver Sport 5.11c
 
3.13  (8) 60ft  

24

Red Means Go Sport 5.11c
 
3.38  (8) 70ft  

25

Tenoshitlan Sport 5.11b
 
3.00  (5) 80ft  

26

Swan Dive Sport 5.12b
 
3.50  (4) 85ft  

27

Synthetic Intermediate Mixed 5.10b
 
3.00  (3) 50ft

28

Plate for the Party Sport 5.9
 
2.80  (20) 45ft

29

Alpha Dog Sport 5.9+
 
2.67  (24) 65ft

30

Omega Crack Trad 5.8
 
2.67  (6) 65ft

31

Castaway Sport 5.10a
 
3.33  (18) 65ft

32

Cul du Chat (Project) Mixed Unknown
 
4.00  (1) 70ft  

33

Chupacabra Sport 5.13a
 
3.67  (3) 65ft  

34

The Woods We Live In Sport 5.13a
 
3.00  (1) 65ft

Comments

1
J-Ru said on February 29th, 2016
El Profundo Real
2
Yasmeen said on May 20th, 2016
These route names are cool and all, but to better fit the theme of the wall, can we change them all to the route names from the Deep End, with "Real" prepended to them? "Real Abyss," "Real Pool Boy," etc.?
3
dustonian said on May 21st, 2016
Haha. Best visited in dry conditions/afternoon
4
dustonian said on May 21st, 2016
BTW the old oil road ends at routes 8-10 rather than 6-8
5
dustonian said on June 7th, 2016
If someone gets excited to cut a trail between the Deep End and this crag, that would be sweet
6
chandler said on June 9th, 2016
Some of the unofficial trails built at MFRP are less than ideal, adding needless erosion and requiring add’l volunteer time to remedy. Please speak with RRGCC land management (currently Curtis and Audrey) before building new trails at MFRP.
7
Anonymous said on June 9th, 2016
Yeah how dare you people walk on the existing oil roads
8
Anonymous said on June 9th, 2016
Take note, turds
9
Anonymous said on April 4th, 2017
anyone know if this is a good summer/warm weather crag like the deep end?
10
Anonymous said on April 4th, 2017
It can be great on dry hot days. Otherwise it tends to be a bit manky when humid.
11
Anonymous said on April 4th, 2017
thanks!
12
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2018
Very shady.
13
Anonymous said on December 5th, 2020
A ton of new 5.10s at this crag have been added on mountain project recently. Might want to add them here so points can be earned.