Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING AT THE RED

You’ve hit the jackpot! The Red is world-renown as one of the best sport climbing crags anywhere. Climbers from every country make the pilgrimage to this sandstone Mecca to pay homage to some of the safest, longest, pumpiest, and most fun climbing areas ever developed. There are just so many areas and routes that you could spend your whole life at the Red and not even scratch the surface of this amazing area. Read below for many of the “in” places that all the climbers hang out and where to get information on guides, routes, eats and treats of this very special rock climbing heaven.

Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition

The RRGCC values the world class rock climbing opportunities found in and around the Red River Gorge. As a national treasure, the RRG deserves our best efforts to preserve resources for all people to enjoy, experience, and appreciate. They value rock climbing and other forms of human-powered recreation as being good for both body and spirit as well as individuals and local communities.

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Get the climbing guidebook!

The Red is a massive climbing area with many guidebooks. Check out links to the other guides in our shop, but this 2 volume book set documents climbing in the Red River Gorge most completely. It contains information on over 1600 climbs in addition to unpublished route information on Muir Valley and the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve. A masterpiece by local climbing legend Ray Ellington.

GET THE GUIDEBOOK

Vertical World: Conversations with Today’s Masters of Rock

Girl on the Rocks: A Woman’s Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace and Courage by Katie Brown

Why We Climb: The World’s Most Inspiring Climbers by Chris Noble

Women Who Dare: North America’s Most Inspiring Women Climbers by Chris Noble

Miguel's Pizza

In 1984 Miguel & his wife Susan opened an ice cream shop which they called The Rainbow Door. In 1986, they decided to try making pizza, and Miguel’s Pizza was born. For the first 20 years, they mostly ran the restaurant with the help of their growing children. During this time, the Ventura family befriended the hikers and rock climbers that came to the area, and slowly a campground developed.

Known as “The Camp Four of the East,” climbers from all over the world came to set up camp, eat pizza and climb at one of the world’s best crags! As rock climbing and tourism have exploded in the last ten years, Miguel’s Pizza has become world renown as a friendly and dependable place to find tasty fresh pizza and reasonably priced rustic camping in a world class location.

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MUIR VALLEY

The Muir Valley Organization (formerly known as the Friends of Muir Valley or FOMV) is a volunteer-based organization that owns, operates, and maintains Muir Valley. The Muir Valley Organization was originally formed in 2004 to provide volunteer labor and raise funds to help maintain Muir Valley and keep it open to the public. The Muir Valley organization is one of the top Access Fund chartered Local Climbing Organizations.

Muir Valley is the name given a tract of land purchased by Rick and Liz Weber in 2004, which they developed, operated, and maintained as Muir Valley Nature Preserve LLC through 2015. The Webers made access to Muir Valley free to the public for the purpose of rock climbing, hiking, and enjoying nature. It was the their vision from the onset to make Muir Valley available to the public in perpetuity by gifting it to a non-profit organization. What amazing people!

Redriverclimbing.com

This site provides information on Climbing in the Red River Gorge and an online guidebook with community grade consensus, discussions on quality, and general (sometimes feisty) community conversation. It contains directions to climbing areas, information on the number of routes in each area, and information about the route’s difficulty.

Browse the online guidebook for free, register your sends and accomplishments or report safety concerns or other issues.

Also, download their mobile app for free!

DRYPOINTE - AN RRG SUCCESS STORY!

DryPointe shoe inserts are designed to extend the life of any pair of climbing or approach shoes to minimize odor and sweat.

THEY WORK!

They are constructed with three-layers of nylon mesh which holds Eco-friendly wide-pore silica gel particle with absorbency levels of over 80% of its weight. It neutralizes smells given off my moisture (sweat) that can build up in a shoe.

This little start-up company is a true RRG entrepreneurial success story supplying their amazing shoe-drying inserts to climbers all over the world.

DryPointe inserts prevent “shoe funk” from happening to new climbing/approach shoes, and even remove smell from older shoes.

RED RIVER ROCKHOUSE

The Rockhouse is an amazing climber beer and burger joint for the perfect post-climb hang. Check out this short video about this little climber dream-come-true!

The Rockhouse is located centrally in the RRG and just below the famous and cozy Climber Cabin.

Red River Rockhouse
Redriverclimbing.com

This site provides information on Climbing in the Red River Gorge and an online guidebook with community grade consensus, discussions on quality, and general (sometimes feisty) community conversation. It contains directions to climbing areas, information on the number of routes in each area, and information about the route’s difficulty.

Browse the online guidebook for free, register your sends and accomplishments or report safety concerns or other issues.

Also, download their mobile app for free!

Photo Credit: Daniel Gajda & Climbers: Dru Mack and Mélissa Le Nevé

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