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Autumn
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Autumn

 
Autumn

Page Type: Route

Location: Kentucky, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.79500°N / 83.7042°W

Object Title: Autumn

Route Type: Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: 5.9 (YDS)

Difficulty: 5.9-

Route Quality: 
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Page By: desainme

Created/Edited: Jul 25, 2003 / Apr 15, 2007

Object ID: 158382

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Approach

Travel north on 77 from the Tunnel. Cross the Red River on the Iron Bridge. Do not turn right toward Frenchburg but turn left for 500-1000 feet on a forest service road. Park where the others do. Walk north to the long wall. In the middle of this is Autumn. You'll know it by the picture.
 
autumn (5.8)
 

Route Description

Follow the Autumn flake 80 feet to some anchors and rap off. This is a hand sized crack. It is the world's best 5.9-


Autumn

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Essential Gear

I think a 60 meter rope would do it for the rappel. Hand sized friends, TCU's hexes and don't forget the small tricams for the horizontally bedded sandstone. P.S. to the right of Autumn there is a big old dihedral with a roof on it that is 5.8 to the roof and 5.10 thru the roof. It starts on a platform 15 feet off the ground- Its a Tom Sauders route but I can't remember the name. It's quite good. Rock Wars a popular 5.10 is also on the long wall.

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Images

autumn (5.8)Autumn reflections on Antorno Lake