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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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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...
Slade, KY
Red River Gorge, Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
Campton, KY
1st Via Ferrata in the USA climbing system using cables and hand/foot rungs, 6 sections of adventure climbing ranging in difficulty from beginner-experienced, guided climbing ...


Brodhead, KY
Guided trips, backpacking, paddling, rock climbing, mountain biking, paintball, survival skills classes
Wilmore, KY
Asbury University adventure program, guided hiking, rock climbing, zip lining, paddling and camping trips, challenge course
Elkhorn City, KY
4,600 acre park, 25 miles hiking trails, 12 miles of mountain biking trails, rock climbing, equine trails and private stable located in park, 60+ geocaches, paddling adventure...
Olive Hill, KY
Guided Cave Tours, 45 acre Smokey Lake, guided canoe trips, fishing for a variety of species, rock climbing & rappelling, 89 campsites ranging from primitive to developed, 8 s...
Morehead, KY
Bicycle and Canoe/Kayak rentals, guided paddling trips on Cave Run Lake and surrounding water trails, guided rock climbing trips in Red River Gorge, repair & retail,
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.
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