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Bee Branch Rock

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 4 - - 4
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Directions to Bee Branch Rock

USFS
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 hiking the road (crossing it six times in the process) until you come to a meadow with an old road branching off to the right. Hike up through some trees on the left and take the left of two logging roads uphill. Follow the road and look for a pinnacle known as "J-Rock" as it bends right and fades out. The main wall is just past the pinnacle.

Wall Sun: Unknown



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture

1

Invisible Barrier Trad 5.11b
 
100
This route ascends the prominent prow seen as you approach the cliff. Climb the roof to a dihedral. Continue up the dihedral to another dihedral, then take a handcrack to a ledge and belay. Continue up friction face to the top. Steepness:

2

Sir Crankalot Trad 5.10b
 
80  
This route is located just left of a dihedral 100 feet right from Invisible Barrier. Climb the crack to an alcove, pull the bulge and continue up a dihedral to a ledge. Walk left to rappel. Steepness:

3

Sandblaster Trad 5.8
 
65
This route ascends the dihedral just right of Sir Crankalot. Steepness:

4

Heavy Mental Trad 5.9+
 
65
Walk left from Invisible Barrier to a handrack a few feet left of a dihedral. Climb the crack until it ends then finish on the face to the top. Steepness:

Comments

1
Anonymous said on January 4th, 2005
GPS at main wall: 37.8915N, 83.7130W
2
Ascentionist said on November 15th, 2005
This is on USFS Property now.