Between Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
- 4 - - 5

Directions to Between 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. Cross the East Fork of Indian Creek to the east of the parking area via the concrete dam and ford. Immediately turn right and follow a dirt road for about 150 yards or so until it begins to go uphill. In that vicinity you'll see what appears to be a three way fork. Continue uphill on the main trail via the left fork. After 200 yards, you will pass a huge spire on the right. For most of the climbs, follow the old road for 200 yards more, and when the road doglegs uphill to the right, hike up to the cliff.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture


King Minas Aid A1
This route begins in the wide crack on the east face of the spire mentioned in the approach. Move right at the top of the offwidth around a corner to a ledge and belay. Clean aid using gear and two hangerless bolts to a crack. Free climb to the top. Steepness:


Tunnel of Love Trad 5.8+
As the approach trail comes to an end, look for a right-facing dihedral. Climb the dihedral to the top. Steepness:


Squirm Summo Trad 5.7
Walk around a corner to the left of Tunnel of Love to two cracks. This route ascends the crack on the right. Steepness:


Now Squirm Trad 5.8
This route ascends the crack to the left of Squirm Sumo. Steepness:


Hemlock Rap Trad 5.8+
This route ascends the obvious, slightly overhanging handcrack 400 feet right from Tunnel of Love. Look for a small arete with a large tree in front of it. To descend, throw your rope around the limbs of the large tree. Steepness:


Jerry Bargo said on December 14th, 2004
Someone got "right" and "left" confused when they described the location of the routes at Between Wall. Hemlock Rap is the left-most (as you face the cliff from the ground) route at this wall - everything else is right of it.
Ascentionist said on January 31st, 2006
GPS for King Minas: 37.8675N, 83.6560W