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Red River Gorge (Climbing)

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Climbing Sections:

Animal Crackers (7)
Auxier Ridge (10)
Beer Trailer Crag (21)
Bob Marley Crag (23)
Boneyard, The (4)
Brighton Wall (0)
Brightside (6)
Bronaugh Wall (9)
Bruise Brothers Wall (27)
Buzzard Ridge (0)
Camp Store Crag (2)
Chaos (5)
Chica Bonita (23)
Chimney Top (10)
Clearcut Wall (4)
Coffin Ridge (1)
Cooper's Cove (5)
Courtesy Wall (3)
Coyote Cliff (4)
Curbside (15)
de Bibliothek (14)
Dip Wall (17)
Double arch (0)
Drive-By Crag (29)
Dunkan Rock (5)
Eagle Point Buttress (6)
Emerald City (20)
Farside (2)
Fortress Wall (36)
Four Moon Butte (0)
Friction Slab (2)
Fruit Wall (2)
Funk Rock City (25)
Gallery (21)
Global Village (13)
Gold Coast (20)
Greenbriar Shores (14)
Guides Wall (2)
Half Moon (8)
Hampton's Wall (1)
Hen's Nest (1)
Hideout, The (19)
In Between (0)
Indian Creek Crag (14)
Indy Wall (11)
Infirmary (7)
Inner Sanctum (6)
Jailhouse rock (4)
Jazz Rock (3)
Jewel Pinnacle (1)
Johnny's Wall (3)
Koomer Ridge Campgrounds (1)
Land Before Time (7)
Left Field (12)
Left Flank (20)
Long Wall (27)
Lower Small Wall (6)
Mariba Fork (2)
Military Wall (37)
Miller Fork (0)
Minas Tirith (3)
Motherlode (51)
Mt. Olive Rock (7)
Muir Valley (15)
Muscle Beach (5)
Nada Tunnel Area (0)
North 40 (3)
Oil Crag (2)
Pebble Beach (25)
Persepolis (4)
Phantasia (18)
Pistol Ridge (19)
Portal (2)
Practice Wall (21)
Princess Arch (5)
Purgatory (8)
Purple Valley (17)
Quarry Rock (0)
Raven's Rock (2)
Rival Wall (10)
Roadside Crag (51)
sanctuary (10)
Secret Garden (5)
See rocks (3)
Serenity Point (2)
Shady Grove (12)
Shawnee Shelter (1)
Sky Bridge Ridge (24)
Slab City (2)
Solar Collector (13)
solarium (12)
Sore Heel (11)
Star gap arch (0)
Sunbeam Buttress (11)
Sunnyside (11)
Symphony Wall (0)
Tarr Ridge (0)
Tectonic Wall (15)
The Amusement Park (8)
The Arena (0)
The Arsenal (4)
The Bear's Den (3)
The Boneyard (12)
The Bowling Alley (3)
The Chocolate Factory (32)
The Cove (4)
The Crossroads (8)
The Dark Side (14)
The Dome (0)
The Far Side (4)
The Great Arch (6)
The Great Wall (17)
The Heights (7)
The Junkyard (2)
The Meadow (2)
The Oasis (4)
The Playground (13)
The pulpit (0)
The Shire (8)
The Stadium (5)
The Zoo (26)
Torrent Falls (43)
Tower Rock (11)
Trenchtown (4)
Twisted Pine (3)
Volunteer Wall (15)
Wall of Denial (22)
Washboard Wall (5)
What About Bob Wall (7)
Willie's Wall (0)
Window Wall (2)

About Red River Gorge (Climbing):

MUIR VALLEY is privately owned. If, when they want to add routes to the online guide the owners and developers will do so. The landowners do not want their property's route information to be listed incorrectly, which has been the case with other areas in the guide. Do not add information to Muir Valley or it will be deleted. Also, please visit Muir Valley's Web Site for information on route closures. You must also fill out a waiver to climb there. Thank you for respecting the owners' property.

For the latest on the Red, current access issues, and upcoming events, check out the RRGCC's enewsletter.

The Red has a lifetime of routes... traditional and sport as well as a few aid routes. If you are into exposure then you will definately fall in love with the climbing here.

The Red is also home to one of the toughest climbing organisations around, the Red River Gorge Climbing Coalition. They have been around since 1996 working with the NFS to keep climbing areas open.

Please visit our Bouldering Page.


Climbers That Care - November 18 This is the second year climbers will be putting on this event that works to support local families during the holiday season. We'll be having music, movies, food, and gear! For the movie, we'll be showing Memento. Check out this site for a write up and the trailer. For more information, pm Paul3eb.



  • Red River Outdoors - Full Breakfast and lunch menus. Free Internet access and great coffee!
  • True North at Red River Gorge - For meals, True North serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and is a full service restaurant. The menu varies from salads to burgers True North has weekly specials too.


    (I guess this only applies to rest days since you should be climbing at lunchtime)

  • Red River Outdoors - Soup and sandwiches. Did I mention free internet access and great coffee?
  • True North - For meals, True North serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and is a full service restaurant. The menu varies from salads to burgers True North has weekly specials too.
  • Miguel's - Salads, sandwiches, snacks, oven dishes, and pizzas.. All top quality..
  • Torrent Falls - Barbeque, sandwiches.. and $.75 ice cream!


  • Miguel's - Pizza! and everything else. Not to mention a great scene.. it can get a little crazy, though, and if you're rolling in late expect to wait a while.
  • Torrent Falls - Barbeque, sandwiches.. and $.75 ice cream!

  • True North - For meals, True North serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and is a full service restaurant. The menu varies from salads to burgers True North has weekly specials too.


    Miguel's is the place to stay if your into hanging out with climbers. Miguel's serves up the best pizza in the world and hosts a Climber's Only campground in back. You can buy ~5 minutes of warm water for a dollar to take a shower there. Also, there is usually some locals out front trying some furniture bouldering problems during the evening. Cost is $2/person/nite. Can be a bit crowded and noisy on weekends.

    Koomer Ridge Campground is 4 miles east of the Shell station in Slade. Hot showers included in heated bathrooms. Price is $12 for 2 cars/6 person site

    Whittleton Branch Campground and Middle Fork Campgrounds are located a couple miles south of the rest area on KY 11 and are part of the Natural Bridge State Park. Campground closes for the season around Nov 1 and reopens sometime in March. Hot showers in heated restroom included. Price is $12 per site (additional charge for $3/person for parties greater than 2)


    NOTE: If you are still determined to sleep out in the backcountry then an overnight parking pass is required on USFS land.

  • Nearest town or city: Slade

    33 miles Southeast of Lexington on Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. Take exit 33 to Slade. From Slade you can take KY 11 toward Natural Bridge and Miguel's.

    Latitude, Longitude: 37.78700, -83.69100
    Access Issues: Oil Crag, The Arena and in between: Per request of the RRGCC route information was deleted. Route information that is added from this point on will be deleted by an admitin. These areas are closed to climbing at the landowners request. There isn't much use in having the routes listed here. For more information on the latest closures and access issues, please visit
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    Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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    Forum Discussions (See all 112 posts )

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    No Replies Want to Climb easton 0 Aug 29 2015, 9:06 PM
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    With Replies Best region to sport climb at RRG Sir-climbalot 5 Dec 20 2011, 5:43 PM
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