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Blackburn Rock

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.8 3 - - 3

Directions to Blackburn Rock

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
Drive 3.9 miles down County Road 1067 past its intersection with Forest Service Road 9 (2.7 miles past Asylum Wall and 6.5 miles from the steel bridge near Raven Rock). The road will turn sharply to the left but you will turn sharply to the right onto a gravel road. You may see a painted rock on your right that reads "Red River Gorge" with an arrow pointing in the direction you came from. Follow the gravel road along Spaas Creek until you come to a large camping area near some pine trees. Park or continue on if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Cross the creek and continue for about 500 feet. Try your hardest to locate a prominent corner off in the distance. When you see it, turn right and head straight toward it.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Dark Star Trad 5.8


Ice Cream Man Turns Tricks Trad 5.10a


Stranger Than Paradise Trad 5.12c
5.00  (3) 40ft


Anonymous said on January 4th, 2005
GPS (at Stranger than Paradise): 37.8787N, 83.7018W