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Western Sky Bridge Ridge

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 7 2 1 11

Directions to Western Sky Bridge Ridge

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 7.8 miles and around a sharp bend to the left. About .5 miles past the sharp bend you will see a large pulloff on your left. Park in the pulloff and hike up the faint trail across the road (to your left, before the road curves) along the right margin of an old mudslide. An alternate approach from the Rest Area in slade is to jump back on Mountain Parkway and head east to the next exit (Exit 40). Turn right off the exit on KY 15 and drive 0.7 miles through the town of Pineville. Turn right onto 715 and drive 5.6 miles along the road. Be sure to stay on the road when it takes a hairpin turn to the right or you will end up at the Sky Bridge Ridge parking area for the tourist trail. After the sharp turn to the right and then left, the road will head sharply downhill passing a large pulloff on your right (Funk Rock City). When the road levels out you will see another pulloff on your right. That is the parking for Eastern and Western Sky Bridge Ridge.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Fleshy Headed Mutant Trad 5.9+
2.50  (2) 80ft


Take Off, Eh Trad 5.7
1.50  (2) 30ft


Refraction Aid A2
4.00  (1) 60ft


The Great Arch Trad 5.10d
3.00  (2) 120ft


Void Direct Mixed 5.11b


Into the Void Trad 5.10c


Upstream Swimmer Trad 5.9
3.22  (18) 60ft


The Return of Geoff Beene Trad 5.10d
4.76  (34) 60ft


Guideline Mixed 5.9


The Hook and the Pendulum Sport 5.10b
3.00  (8) 40ft


Icarus Trad 5.9
3.00  (1) 70ft