has anyone seen or climbed this in danville?

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has anyone seen or climbed this in danville?

Post by possum2082 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:48 pm

found this pic in ky almanac 2006.

they call it chimney rock near danville. notice the person standing next to it for scale.

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has it been climbed? fa? are you allowed to climb it? private, public?

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Post by whatahutch » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:16 pm

I wish I knew. I heard about it a couple years ago and have never found anyone that actually has seen it or been to it. I read that it is actually the tallest of all the chimney rocks in the state. Is this true?
I also heard it was in Garrard county too.
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Post by dipsi » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:38 pm

It's near Camp Nelson and High Bridge. I'll see if I can get directions. I'm thinking Eric Cox may know right where it is since he has canoed in that area quite often.
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Post by possum2082 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:44 pm

i'm drooling a bit and wondering if you can protect it using the horizontals.

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Post by dipsi » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:32 pm

http://finance.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6231 ... HART19.pdf

It's at Polly's Bend. AKA Candlestick Rock.
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Post by pigsteak » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:27 pm

drooling? looks like choss, and how can you climb it without rap bolting it first?
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Post by possum2082 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:37 pm

dipsi, you're the best. it looks like you can take polly's bend, park alongside the road and follow the cliff line (top or bottom?) to get out there.

it might be choss, pig, but let a man dream. if nothing else. i'd really just like to check it out.

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Post by Ascentionist » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:49 pm

I think its limestone. Its in the book Geology of Kentucky that Jeff was looking for as well.
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Post by Eric Cox » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:57 pm

dipsi wrote:It's near Camp Nelson and High Bridge. I'll see if I can get directions. I'm thinking Eric Cox may know right where it is since he has canoed in that area quite often.
Nice guess Di!
I have the charts on the KY river and found it one day. I saw a photo once of some old timers with a make shift ladder standing on the top, so forget any FA's. There is a 60 mile section of the KY river that has 200+ foot cliffs. I've paddled most of that section and saw maybe a few places where you might climb. Breathtaking to look at, but if limestone choss is your game, rack up, grab an extra set of balls (you will need them) and go for it.
Oh yeah, better have a boat.
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Post by pigsteak » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:09 pm

forget the FA's? what????? ladders are cheating (like prehung draws) and if you call the rhodo off then they haven't sent.
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Post by jhwatts » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:17 am

I work in Danville and I have tried multiple times to climb the rock around here. It is extreme choss. Fun to boulder on, but most of it falls apart in my hands. I would not trust any gear placements though.

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Post by krampus » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:20 am

I think anticlimbr got the FA a few years ago, celebrated with an atomic butt drop on the summit.
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Post by Eric Cox » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:59 am

pigsteak wrote:forget the FA's? what????? ladders are cheating (like prehung draws) and if you call the rhodo off then they haven't sent.
Good point Piggy. I suppose what I should have said is, forget any FA by using mountaineering techniques. Sort of like Devil's Tower. Rogers and Ripley stood on top of it long via a ladder before Wiessner and his crew free climbed it. I stand corrected.

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Post by hamsco » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:45 am

Back in the 90s ,I went to find it. I found the farm and the owners were very nice and allowed me to hike out the ridge. They gave me some vague directions. I spent a nice afternoon bushwacking and never found it. The leaves were on the trees so it wasn't the best time to look. I would love to go back and try again, If anyone would like to join me :roll:
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Post by SCIN » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:03 pm

Might not be too much fun on the KY river in the future:
http://www.kentucky.com/latest_news/story/982597.html
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