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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 - - 11 11

Directions to The Unlode

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Drive about 14 miles south on KY 11 (toward Miguel's) from the Junior Williamson Rest Area toward Beattyville. Turn right on KY 498. Drive 1.2 miles to a sharp right curve. Just beyond this curve take a sharp right on an unmarked gravel road. Follow the gravel road 0.8 miles straight through an intersection, past some houses with dogs, down a steep hill, alongside a small cliff on your left, to a clearing at the bottom. Park on the right in the grassy patch or in a smaller gravel pulloff a little further. This is the Motherlode parking area. Hike back uphill on the gravel road from the parking area to locate a logging road on your left. Walk down this road for a few hundred feet until you see a small cliff on your right. This is The Unlode.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Unwarranted Sport 5.11c
2.50  (2) 40ft  


Undesirable Sport 5.11c
2.60  (15) 45ft  


Unworthy Sport 5.11a
2.06  (17) 45ft  


Unbridled Sport 5.10c
2.39  (18) 55ft


Unsung Sport 5.10d
2.00  (4) 45ft


Unfamilia Sport 5.10c
2.11  (9) 55ft


Undoubtedly, Still Better than Trad Sport 5.9+
2.25  (8) 50ft


Unconditional Sport 5.10a
1.87  (15) 55ft


Unfulfilling Sport 5.10a
2.88  (8) 35ft


Underwhelming Sport 5.10d
2.67  (6) 40ft


Sorry! I thought this was America Sport 5.11a
1.50  (6) 50ft


haas said on March 24th, 2005
all three stay dry in light rain, and the two 11s probably stay dry in downpour
Saxman said on March 29th, 2012
Cleaned the trail out. Easy hike now. Routes are worth doing, especially the 2 11s. Room for a couple of more routes to the left.
inwardj said on April 7th, 2019
three new routes open on the far left side. great options for warmups if your parking at the top of the lode hill, walk halfway down the lode hill and take a hard right onto logging road, follow this trail to the wall just below the lode hill.
Anonymous said on August 31st, 2020
Untouched rock for unwanted bolters to unload their drills. Over here!
heavyc said on September 7th, 2020
I believe the wall to the left has 5 routes, what’s missing here?
Anonymous said on September 7th, 2020
Sorry bro, Mdjagg passed over this rock already. It wasn't shitty enough for his tastes. He only bolts left over, left over, left overs. You guys should bolt everything and then when there is nothing left to bolt, he will show up and blow up the internet. That's how he rolls.
Anonymous said on September 7th, 2020
Yes, there is a newer one between Unfamilia and Unbridled. Like the others still somewhat dirty and crispy, but I thought it was kind of fun with a neat sequential pocket crux. All glue ins and a ramshorn anchor with a small tag on the anchor with the name “Unsung” and a rating of 5.10+. Felt more like 11- to me, but probably will get easier as it cleans up. This whole wall needs traffic to clean it up.
ghuffster said on June 2nd, 2021
Please help a guy out here - The wall with Unsung has a total of five bolted climbs. From Left to Right, Unsung is 4th and it appears Unfamilia is 5th. The first three climbs don't seem to match any listed here. Any input on what they are?
wsimek said on June 3rd, 2021
As is right now online (L-R) — Unconditional, Undoubtedly, Unfamilia, Unsung, Unbridled. Last time I was out there a new anchor had been added on top of the section right of Unbridled.
turbo2000gt said on August 16th, 2021
According to the tag, the route right of Unbridled is Untoward 5.10. Felt like a 10+ at the crimpy blank section.