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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.6 27 - - 27

Directions to Dip 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 on 9B and drive 2.9 miles to a low concrete bridge which crosses the East fork of Indian Creek. Park on the right before you cross the bridge and hike across the road to a jeep trail. Follow the jeep trail until you reach a tributary. Cross the tributary twice and continue on the trail keeping the tributary on your left. Eventually the trail will cut sharply uphill to the right. Continue on the trail which eventually terminates at a horseshoe shaped wall. Walk left past a huge amphitheatre housing two currently closed routes. Continue walking left to reach routes 1-7.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


I Do Not Like Them in the Rain Trad 5.6
1.00  (1) 55ft  


Orange Crush Trad 5.9
3.67  (3) 60ft


Whoville Trad 5.6
2.26  (19) 35ft


The Grinch Trad 5.4
2.20  (20) 35ft


Sam I Am Trad 5.10d
3.91  (11) 60ft


Logic and Proportion Trad 5.10a
3.25  (4) 60ft


Hop on Pop Trad 5.10c
 (1) 100ft  


Griptospuridiam Trad 5.11b
3.85  (13) 60ft


Chicken Head Better Than No Head Trad 5.10a
1.00  (1) 60ft  


Thing 2 Trad 5.8
2.00  (1) 70ft


Winkin, Blinkin and Nod Trad 5.11d
4.50  (5) 35ft


Cindy Lou's Left Tube Trad 5.9
2.50  (4) 40ft


Seuss Seuss Sudio Trad 5.3
2.33  (6) 40ft


Purple Cleaning Company Trad 5.8
1.88  (8) 40ft


Green Eggs Trad 5.7
3.10  (59) 30ft


Ham Trad 5.7
2.98  (55) 30ft


Fox in Locks Trad 5.9
2.67  (9) 40ft


Seuss is Dead Trad 5.7
2.17  (23) 40ft


The Lorax Tree Trad 5.9+
3.79  (14) 80ft


Star-bellied Sneeches Trad 5.8
2.89  (28) 40ft


Snitches Trad 5.11b
4.50  (2) 100ft


Cat in the Hat Trad 5.8
3.00  (1) 0ft


God Save the Queen Trad 5.7
2.64  (25) 0ft


One Fist Two Fist Red Fist Blue Fist Trad 5.8
3.41  (27) 40ft


Too Many Daves Trad 5.8-
2.00  (1) 0ft  


Oh, The Places You'll Go Trad 5.8+
4.00  (1) 70ft  


The Oobleck Trad 5.8-
2.00  (1) 70ft  


john e aragon said on November 22nd, 2003
the following routes were fenced off by the forest service and closed to climbing as of 21 Nov. 2003. Cindy Lou's Left Tube, Seuss Seuss Sudio
Anonymous said on February 17th, 2004
yo im back
Dwayne said on May 21st, 2004
The grinch is a sand bag.
Ascentionist said on January 31st, 2006
GPS Green Eggs and Ham: 37.8924N, 83.6511W
ynot said on February 8th, 2006
Looks like several holds have been broken. I't's no 4 anymore, not on a box, not on the rocks,Sam I am.
MartyV said on June 5th, 2006
Wear long pants, lots of posion ivy on the hike in and the trail is overgrown.
Josephine said on May 6th, 2007
many of the routes on the right stay dry (didn't go to the left, so not sure about that)
anticlmber said on June 27th, 2007
after going there yesterday i am reminded why i will never go there again.
charlie said on June 27th, 2007
Were you scared of Sam I am, or Winkin, Blinkin and Nod, or was it Green Eggs and Ham that freaked you out?
Josephine said on June 29th, 2007
i think he was scared of the approach. carring a trad rack in the middle of summer up that hill... might wanna rethink that one. ;-)
Ascentionist said on June 27th, 2008
Over the Hedge 5.3 - Above the rhodo thicket a few yards south (right) of Purple Cleaning Company climb the clean and solid low angle flake to a ledge. There are a couple options for the second pitch but beware of very loose and large blocks.
pkananen said on September 2nd, 2008
What happened to hop on pop?
Anonymous said on November 16th, 2008
Anonymous said on March 23rd, 2009
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2009
dont attempt going to this trail after a good rain, it is flooded completely
Ascentionist said on November 3rd, 2009
This has long been known as a good rainy day wall, but you have to be cognizant of the real world conditions before going up. After a rainy day of climbing up there many years ago we came out of Dip Wall to find the trail had flooded while we were climbing. We had to bushwhack up the steep hill to the west to get around the bog that had formed. Of course then we had fun trundling large rocks into the whirlpool that had formed over the inlet pipes for the low dam. They shot out the other side like cannonballs. And when I saw large rocks I mean it took four of us to roll them over to the pipe. Good fun!
Anonymous said on September 12th, 2016
Anyone have any updates since the construction down 9B?
chandler said on October 3rd, 2016
Park at the new 9B ending. Do *not* cross Indian Creek. Walk past the gate and through the new camping area. A few hundred feet beyond the gate, and just beyond the camping area, you'll cross a 3-4 foot wide streambed. This stream drains the Dip Wall holler. Cross the stream and start walking left / uphill along the stream towards the trees. Note: grass is tall here. Once in the trees, you'll fine an obvious trail. You'll pass a few cairns along the way, but the path is defined well enough they're not really needed. I wouldn't recommend walking up the streambed since the trail and the creek diverge soon after entering the trees.