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rock climbing in Kentucky

If you're serious about rock climbing, then chances are you're going to love Red River Gorge climbing. The top destination for all categories of climbing—including bouldering, sport and trad—in the country, you'll find some of the world's most famous routes in this area. Consistently ranked among the top 10 climbing locations in the world, it is located within the Daniel Boone National Forest and is designated as a national geological area with plenty of other outdoor activities for visitors. Climbers have been exploring and route setting in this geological marvel and the surrounding land for decades. There are plenty of climbs here for every style of climber, even if you’re a beginner. Bring your own gear, or hire one of the trusted guides and outfitters located in the area to set you up with shoes, rope, and other equipment and training to help to get you scaling the walls at one of America’s best rock climbing destinations in no time. Plan your climb today.

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London, KY
This part of the Daniel Boone National Forest is home to two wildlife management areas (Cane Creek and Mill Creek, both popular areas for hunting), two Kentucky Wild Rivers (C...
Louisville, KY
Adventure Vacation Outfitters, backpacking, paddling, camping, etc.
Campton, KY
Rock climbing guide service, offering training courses and climbing outings, located in Red River Gorge


Versailles, KY
575 acre farm, challenge course, equestrian trails and facilities, mountain bike trails, Bunkhouse with accomodations for 40 people, Adventure Education Programs can be set up...
Columbia, KY
Longhunter Outfitters is central Kentucky's premier river guide service. We also operate a full-service outdoor store. We are experienced in climbing, fishing, kayaking, shoot...
Slade, KY
750 acres, owned by the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, 400+ climbing routes, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, camping allowed except in designated areas
Stanton, KY
Rock climbing, hiking, biking, paddling on the Red River, campgrounds and some back country camping. Top destination for sport climbing, thousands of routes of varying diffic...
Stanton, KY
Rental cabins and apartments, located in Red River Gorge near popular hiking trails, climbing routes, and the red river
Slade, KY
Guided climbing & rappelling, canoe trips in the red river gorge, cabins, easy access to popular trails throughout Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge area
Corbin, KY
Rafting/paddling on the Big South Fork River, Cumberland River, Russell Fork River, and rentals for Laurel Lake, rock climbing wall, zipline experience, geocaching, wagon ride...
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