Rock Climbing

Brandon Fisher getting the jump on Paratrooper
Ryan on Highstep
#1 - Hunter's Bluff

A partially developed, privately-owned crag, these cliffs boast potential for many more routes. Approx. 150' high in places, currently about a dozen sport and trad routes from 5.6 to 5.12 on overhanging pocket walls to edgy, smear slabs to difficult hand/finger cracks. The Bluff is southwest-facing and still fairly dirty from lack of traffic. Plenty of large boulders waiting for new problems. Climbing is best autumn through spring. Much new route development has occurred recently and all of it worth checking out.

Directions: From Dawson Springs, go 5 miles west on Highway 62 until you pass the sign for Keene Wildlife Area. Just north of the bridge, turn into dirt package area. Hike road 500 yds to base of wall.

To base: Pass the shooting range on the left and turn into gravel pullout on left just before crossing bridge. Hike the road about 1/2 mile to the cliffs.

To clifftop: After 3 miles look for gravel/badly paved Archery Club Road on left. Follow this road to the first pull-off on the left. Hike the road to the cliff top. Scramble down the trail that leads off to the right to get to the base.

Classics: Thurmonuclear's Crack (5.12) FA: Jim Thurmond, Drug Helmet(5.8) FA: Tony Hawkins, Shut up and Climb (5.8) FA: Eman LaCoste

Close cities/towns: Dawson Springs (3 miles east); Princeton (5 miles west)

Hunter's Bluff Photo Gallery

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