Upper Small Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.6 2 - - 2

Directions to Upper Small Wall

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the parking lot of the Junior Williamson Rest Area in Slade, turn left (north) on KY 11, drive 0.1 miles under the Mountain Parkway overpass to a "T" intersection with KY 15. Turn left (east) and continue for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) on KY 77. This highway is also known as "Nada Tunnel Road", and you may see a street sign so designated at this intersection. Drive 4.4 miles through the tiny town of Nada, through the tunnel, and over the steel bridge (stay right after you cross the steel bridge) to the intersection with KY 715. KY 77 curves left near an old barn while KY 715 continues straight. Stay on KY 715 (do not take the curve to the left) for about 6.2 miles (0.5 miles past the pulloff for Middle Small Wall) and look for two culverts on the left side of the road. Park nearby and hike straight uphill to the wall. You will probably arrive near Cliffhanger.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture


Cliff Hanger Trad 5.6
This route ascends a 25 foot purplish face to a ledge. Continue up a face between two water stains and move up a ramp on the right to the top. Steepness:


Bumblebee Junction Trad 5.5
Walk left from Cliffhanger around a corner to a dihedral. Climb the dihedral to a ledge and belay. Continue up the face with help from the tree and move up and right to a ledge. Steepness:


Ascentionist said on February 1st, 2006
Approximate GPS: 37.8266N, 83.5833W