Red River Gorge North - 5th Ed. (Fall 2022)
Super-steep climbs on wildly featured sandstone
The Red River Gorge of Kentucky is one of the most enjoyable places in the world to climb. The Red River and its many tributaries have carved dozens of secluded canyons into the hill country south of Lexington, creating a natural wonderland and exposing a ridiculous amount of rock. The cliffs of the Red feature over 3000 routes, from traditional cracks to modern sport climbs, 5.4 to 5.14. But what makes Red River Gorge climbing unique is the wildly featured Corbin sandstone. The walls tend to be super-steep, but the holds are large and plentiful. You don’t have to climb 5.12 get on crazy-steep rock here! Of course, if harder sport climbs are your thing, there is a lifetime’s worth here.
This book covers the crags located north of the Mountain Parkway. This region includes some of the Red’s most classic historic cliffs, such as Military Wall, Left Flank, Long Wall, and Funk Rock City. Don’t miss it!
December 2015 - 5th Edition