A man hangs from a rock face at Breaks Interstate Park in Kentucky, a popular rock climbing destination


Climbing in Kentucky

If you’re serious about rock climbing, chances are you’ve heard of Red River Gorge. And if you’re just getting started in the sport? Time to add this geological marvel to your list. 

Climbers have been exploring and route setting in Red River Gorge and the surrounding land for decades. Consistently ranked among the top 10 climbing destinations in the world, “The Red” is home to some of the most famous routes on earth. There are plenty of climbs here for every style of climber, including sport, trad and bouldering. Bring your own gear, or hire one of the trusted guides and outfitters in the area to set you up with equipment and training. 

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