It’s no secret that the Red River Gorge is a kick-ass spot for rock climbing, but where to head? Here’s a handy guide on where to find routes for all levels in the Red.
Thirty years ago no one would have guessed that the Red River Gorge would become one of the world’s most famous rock climbing areas. The climbing at “the Red,” as climbers know it, was way off the beaten path — thousands of miles from California and Colorado, and hundreds of miles from East Coast hot spots in North Carolina and West Virginia. But hidden beneath the dense canopy in the rolling hills of Eastern Kentucky was, quite literally, a “motherlode” of steep Corbin Sandstone waiting to be climbed on.