Use this Region Guide to easily find and compare Crags.

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1. Kentucky 1,346 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -84.986661, 37.474942

1.1. Dawson Bluffs 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2. Red River Gorge 1,344 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -83.671185, 37.753860

Unique Features And Strengths:

Steep featured sandstone.

Description:

A set of cliffs on solid sandstone. Climbs are generally steep with good holds -- often the pump is the problem, not the moves themselves.

A good, searchable, database/guidebook is available at: http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuide/

Access Issues:

Vary from area to area: some public land, some private land, some land held by the Red River Gorge climber's coalition.

Approach:

Varies from crag to crag.

Where To Stay:

Miguel's campground. Land of the Arches campground. Many hotels and B&Bs in the area.

1.2.1. Gray's Branch Region 97 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -83.667042, 37.815671

1.2.2. Lower Gorge Region 210 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -83.667551, 37.847939

1.2.3. Northern Gorge Region 29 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

1.2.4. Middle Gorge Region 23 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

1.2.5. Upper Gorge Region 21 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.6. Eastern Gorge Region 82 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -83.583382, 37.815629

1.2.7. Tunnel Ridge Road Region 0 routes in Area

1.2.8. Natural Bridge Region 130 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

1.2.9. Muir Valley 219 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

1.2.10. Miller Fork Recreational Preserve 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

The Miller Fork Recreational Preserve (MFRP) is a 309-acre tract of land in Lee County, Kentucky, that the RRGCC closed on in May of 2012 with the help of the Access Fund’s Land Conservation Campaign.

Access Issues:

The RRGCC received grant money from the Access Fund to help make a $45,000 down payment, and has a plan in place to make five yearly mortgage payments of $40,000, after which the RRGCC will own the MFRP, securing climbing access on that land in perpetuity.

Approach:

The Miller Fork parking lot, completed in the summer of 2014 with help from local oil and construction companies, is just before a wide creek on Hell Creek Road. Its GPS coordinates are 37°38’31.9?N 83°40’44.0?W (37.642204, -83.678900).

Where To Stay:

Miguel's Campground for climbers. Land of the Arches campground.

1.2.11. Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve 380 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -83.711331, 37.651596

1.2.12. Motherlode Region 135 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.2.13. Southern Outlying Cliffs 14 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3. Frankfort 0 routes in Crag

1.4. Youngs Ferry 0 routes in Crag

1.5. Pilot Rocks 0 routes in Crag

1.6. Pennyrile State Park 0 routes in Crag

1.7. Greencastle Cliffs 0 routes in Crag

1.8. Dismal Rock 0 routes in Crag

1.8.1. Classic Crack 0 routes in Area

1.9. Cumberland Falls State Park 0 routes in Crag