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Drive-By Crag

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.10 7 2 53 62
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Directions to Drive-By Crag

RRGCC
This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Drive 12.4 miles south on KY 11 from Miguel's toward Beattyville. Turn right on KY 498 and follow for 1.2 miles to Bald Fork Road. Take a sharp right onto Bald Fork Road and follow it as it curves left toward a house. Do not turn right at the first fork. After 0.3 miles the road turns to gravel and heads down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill you will pass the parking area on the right for The Motherlode. Remain on the road for a total of 1.4 miles (0.6 miles past the Motherlode parking) until you see a wooden sign indicating the RRGCC parking area on the left. Park here and walk back out to the road. Turn left onto Bald Fork Road and follow it for about 100 feet to the next dirt road on the right. Hike up the dirt road until it intersects with another road and turn right. Hike this road uphill for about 7 minutes (do not turn left on the next road) until it curves around to the right. About 100 feet after the road curves to the right look for a small wooden ladder on the left which leads up a short hill and ends directly beneath Check Your Grip and Whipper Snapper.

Wall Sun: Morning



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

0

Hotdog in a Hallway Trad 5.9
 
3.50  (2) 60ft  

1

Guilty Pleasure Sport 5.11d
 
4.33  (9) 55ft

1a

Slick and the 9mm Sport 5.10b
 
3.43  (83) 0ft

1b

Layback and Groove Sport 5.10b
 
2.60  (15) 50ft  

2

Slut Men Sport 5.11d
 
2.20  (20) 70ft

2a

Crimps and Bloods Sport 5.12a
 
3.30  (10) 95ft

3

Hakuna Matata Sport 5.12a
 
4.19  (57) 85ft

4

Extra Backup Sport 5.12a
 
3.79  (24) 70ft  

5

Fire and Brimstone Sport 5.10d
 
4.43  (148) 90ft

5a

Naked Lunch Sport 5.12a
 
3.89  (71) 80ft

6

Breakfast Burrito Sport 5.10d
 
4.65  (172) 80ft

6a

A Wave New World Sport 5.10c
 
2.70  (63) 50ft

7

Make a Wish Sport 5.10b
 
3.52  (136) 75ft

7a

Death Wish Sport 5.12a
 
0.00 90ft  

7b

Triggered (Closed Project) Sport 5.13-
 
1.75  (4) 105ft

8

Whipper Snapper Sport 5.12b
 
3.55  (33) 80ft  

9

Check Your Grip Sport 5.12a
 
4.47  (129) 80ft

10

Big Sinkin' Breakdown Sport 5.11c
 
3.47  (47) 85ft  

11

Primus Noctum Sport 5.12a
 
4.06  (69) 75ft

12

Spirit Fingers Sport 5.11c
 
4.14  (92) 70ft

13

Whip-Stocking Sport 5.11a
 
4.59  (183) 80ft

13a

Deeper is Better Sport 5.10b
 
3.59  (59) 60ft

14

Yadda Yadda Yadda Sport 5.11b
 
3.65  (94) 50ft  

14a

Throne of Lies Sport 5.12c
 
1.33  (6) 75ft  

14b

Lord of the Ring Trad 5.11
 
3.00  (1) 50ft

15

Head and Shoulders Sport 5.11d
 
4.19  (36) 70ft  

16

Knees and Toes Sport 5.12b
 
3.50  (2) 90ft  

17

Beer Belly Sport 5.13a
 
4.53  (19) 90ft

18

Maizy Mae Sport 5.12d
 
3.81  (16) 30ft

19

Super Charger Sport 5.13d
 
4.50  (4) 90ft  

20

Dirty Smelly Hippie Sport 5.13b
 
4.32  (28) 90ft

21

Spank Sport 5.13a
 
3.90  (39) 70ft

22

Absolute Zero Sport 5.13b
 
4.00  (2) 80ft  

23

The Nothing Sport 5.14a
 
3.60  (5) 90ft

24

The Galaxy (project) Sport Unknown
 
0ft  

25

The Business Sport 5.11d
 
1.63  (8) 65ft  

25a

Pimp Juice Sport 5.13a
 
3.70  (10) 100ft  

26

Angry Birds Sport 5.13c
 
4.78  (23) 100ft

27

Easy Rider Sport 5.13a
 
4.31  (26) 100ft

28

Kaleidoscope Sport 5.13c
 
4.50  (14) 80ft

28a

Thug Life Sport 5.13d
 
3.25  (4) 0ft

29

The Sharma Project Sport Unknown
 
5.00  (2) 0ft

30

Arachnophobia Sport 5.12d
 
2.00  (2) 0ft

31

Harshin' my Mellow Sport 5.10b
 
2.60  (10) 60ft  

32

The Hanging Tree Sport 5.11b
 
3.17  (6) 65ft  

33

Captain Turtlehead Mixed 5.9+
 
3.00  (1) 80ft  

34

Pottsville Escarpment Sport 5.10a
 
4.00  (25) 80ft

35

Mud on the Rug Trad 5.6
 
3.27  (15) 100ft

35a

Jungle Direct Mixed 5.10
 
2.00  (1) 80ft  

36

George of the Jungle Trad 5.9
 
3.00  (5) 0ft  

37

Giblets Sport 5.11c
 
3.75  (8) 65ft

38

Return to Sender Sport 5.10c
 
2.40  (20) 65ft

39

Junior's Gesture Sport 5.11a
 
3.43  (14) 65ft

40

Murder at Frozen Head Sport 5.11b
 
3.00  (4) 65ft

41

Amyloid Plaque Sport Sport 5.13a
 
2.50  (4) 60ft

42

Dementia Trad 5.6
 
2.67  (3) 65ft

43

Sojourner Truth Sport 5.10c
 
2.48  (21) 55ft

43a

Fleeing the Scene Sport 5.11b
 
3.00  (3) 65ft

44

End of Days Trad 5.8+
 
3.00  (6) 65ft

45

The Dangling Participle Sport 5.11a
 
3.63  (16) 50ft

46

Das Krue Sport 5.12a
 
3.00  (1) 50ft

47

Linkage Disequilibrium Trad 5.11b
 
4.00  (1) 90ft  

Comments

1
Anonymous said on February 2nd, 2005
there are a bunch of climbs to the left of this too aren't there?
2
SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.64833, Longitude: 83.725
3
SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Cliff GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65277, Longitude 83.72472
4
Josephine said on March 30th, 2008
morning sun & afternoon shade
5
Anonymous said on April 29th, 2008
hello I climbed a route which is a combination : start in Head and shoulders, and turn right in the overhanging wall. Could someone give me the name of this route please ? thank you in advance. Olivier
6
Anonymous said on April 29th, 2008
please, ignore the previous comment : I found the answer ;-))
7
ruetut said on May 17th, 2008
To the left of Fire & Brimstone i counted 5 routes and only see 4 listed. Am i going crazy or are we missing something?
8
hamsco said on July 10th, 2009
The order of the routes is mixed up... Fire is climbers left of BB
9
allen said on November 23rd, 2010
New Route across the ampitheater from Kaleidoscope - Arachnaphobia 12d http://www.mountainproject.com/v/kentucky/red_river_gorge/pendergrassmurray_recreational_preserve/106967509
10
said on April 11th, 2011
I'm a bit confused here. Is it Big Sinkin Breakdown or Check Your Grip that has the big fixed chain draws?
11
dustonian said on April 11th, 2011
Check yr Grip
12
dustonian said on March 6th, 2013
Newer routes on the right side (Walk-By) not recommended if it's been raining much, the bases of some routes are a muddy nightmare at present.
13
craig.smith1 said on November 8th, 2014
What's the new route just to the left of Make a Wish? It has glue- ins. It is decent. More thoughtful than it looks from the ground.
14
craig.smith1 said on November 8th, 2014
I have no idea why this comment showed up under "armed forces". It was written on the "Drive By" main page. Glitchy
15
Anonymous said on November 16th, 2014
Wonder if it avoids the giant poison ivy bush up there? http://mountainproject.com/v/a-wave-new-world/109714325
16
Anonymous said on September 23rd, 2015
There is now a 5 bolt extension to Yadda Yadda Yadda, crosses the crack and trends up and right a bit. Still a fixed line on it and it runs through a biner at the chains of YYY. If that is in anyone's way feel free to un-clip it. Closed project and route should be somewhere around mid 12 I think.
17
mourz said on November 16th, 2015
Got an a short route with shiny glue-ins between Slick and the 9mm and Slut Men. Probably a mid 10
18
Anonymous said on May 22nd, 2017
The new 10c-ish climb on far left is good. Worthy of a name. Was dry after 2 days of downpours.
19
DrRockso said on November 6th, 2017
Enjoyed the new route to the right of slick, 10c feels about right. Let's get a name on that thing.
20
Anonymous said on February 20th, 2020
How is this wall in the rain?
21
Anonymous said on February 20th, 2020
soaking wet
22
Raiden said on February 20th, 2020
Tools > Advanced Search > Area = Drive-By Crag, Ctrl + click desired Route Dry adjectives > Search
23
climb2core said on February 21st, 2020
Idk Raiden.. I think that search function is very generalized and not always very accurate. Quite a few of the lines suffer from runoff after/during heavy rains such as Whip Stocking and Check Your Grip. Others stay pretty dry. You can definitely climb there, but expect more than a few to be unclimbable.
24
Anonymous said on February 22nd, 2020
Wetter than Cromper's Mom at Jeff Foxworthy show!!!!
25
Anonymous said on June 5th, 2020
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/118982917/closed-project
26
AidClimber said on June 5th, 2020
Mdjagg squeezing one in at drive-by lemme grab my popcorn for this one
27
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2020
I know Drive-By like the back of my hand. MdJagg's new route is literally sand. What is the use of glue-ins if the sand will just crumble around the bolt??? This route is dangerous. Who is going to chop it?
28
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2020
This guy needs to be banished from the Red, he is a serious blight on the landscape...
29
Mdjagg said on June 6th, 2020
Lol. I've drilled hundreds of holes, and know what a bad hole feels like, and not a single hole was sandy, or "dangerous". My bits were brand new as well.This route is very adventurous, and traverses around the bad rock. Is it your classic RRG climb? Maybe not. But it is extremely fun climbing and something I've wanted to climb for a long time, and something a good number of hard climbers will want to check out. So please stop with the threats and hatred, it's gotten old quick.
30
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2020
Lol here we go again.... can't you just go somewhere else where you're not universally scorned? Especially somewhere besides this ridiculously already-overbolted crag...
31
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2020
Don’t bash it until you’ve climbed it. Honestly I’m with you other anon’s, thought it was sandy rock as well. He bolted it though, so let’s see.
32
Anonymous said on June 7th, 2020
OK folks, redriverclimbing.com has about 3000 routes, and all the comments back to 2002 are saved. name another route from last 18 years where the bolter posted such a "GET OFF MY LAWN" comment?
33
Anonymous said on June 7th, 2020
Looks like this Matt Jaggers character has learned a lot from Trump. He walks into the scene and is instantly famous because the entire community hates him. Hmmm.. and for good reason. He has threatened violence, a bolt chopping war, and bolts the worst routes on earth. All of his threads, mountain project routes, and forums have all been deleted because of his comments but he can't erase his reputation. Make The Red Great Again! Ban Matt Jaggers!!
34
Anonymous said on June 7th, 2020
Jaggers homemade bolts are going to kill people. Why does he insist on putting people's lives on the line just to save a few bucks? No one will know they are getting on homemade bolts. What has the Red come to?
35
Mdjagg said on June 7th, 2020
Jim Titt makes them right in my bed room. We're super tight like that.
36
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2020
That's where you are wrong. Jim thinks you're an insane moron since you publicly went off on him for no reason. But then again, that's what you do. Again and again, you make yourself look like a complete ass. There is a reason the climbing community thinks you're a total idiot.
37
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2020
This Matt person just got here like a year or two ago. I have never seen someone have so many negative interactions with so many people in such a short time. Is this guy insane or something? I don't get it.
38
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2020
And he blames it on "the scene" too, which is dumb af. The Red will accept anyone if you're around for a little while and not a complete asshole. And I stress "complete," because you can be a little bit of an asshole and be just fine. I've never met this guy but he must be epic.
39
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2020
So Matt Jaggers "Ma Ja" has created a ghost account on Mountain Project. If you search for Ma Ja, you get the ghost. Here is his real one. https://www.mountainproject.com/user/200149585/ma-ja This is his posting history. He posts some bullshit, people comment on his bullshit, he doesn't like the comments, deletes the post and reposts. He is trying to hide in plain sight. Hey Ma Ja, your shit stinks so bad anyone can find you.
40
Anonymous said on June 8th, 2020
There has been so much crap about this Matt Jaggers lately that I decided to do a little digging. Apparently, he is a subpar carpenter from Louisville who has a bad reputation for shoddy work. A lot of people are upset with him and his amateur woodworking. The word on the street is that he can't take any criticism, advice, or guidance. He is extremely defensive and passive aggressive. He sounds like a real winner if you ask me.
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Mdjagg said on June 8th, 2020
Funny, I've never left a job where the home owner wasnt happy. I've been word of mouth since the beginning, and have people waiting weeks and months for me. Strange that people would do that for someone like you described. If I'm the orange man, you all must be CNN. Keep trolling though, seems much more rewarding than climbing!
42
Mdjagg said on June 8th, 2020
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5825878?source_impression_id=p3_1591630792_N7Ve5dcqqAHiS7jq&guests=1&adults=1 This one was fun. From scratch.
43
Anonymous said on June 9th, 2020
Why do I get the strange feeling that Anon is Matt Jaggers?
44
Anonymous said on June 9th, 2020
Weird. And terribly unprofessional as well as unethical to post someone else's property on a stupid rock climbing site where people act like fools.
45
Mdjagg said on June 9th, 2020
Someone's property who is renting out on Air B&B. I'd call it free advertising. You can even stay there a few nights to go over my work. Let me know if I need to go back and touch anything up.
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Anonymous said on June 9th, 2020
Careful fellas, if you critique his master craftsman artistry and shameless online spray even a little bit, he'll probably send you a strongly worded bitchy little email LMAO... get this guy some Pampers and hygiene products STAT
47
Anonymous said on June 9th, 2020
This is just sad, if you guys are going to argue online, at least make it entertaining to watch.