Red River Gorge

The Red River Gorge is one of the top sport climbing destinations in the U.S. and is located just south of Lexington, KY. Slade is the closest town and sits in the “hollars” of the gorge. The Red has the most sandstone arches east of the Rockies and its pocketed cliff faces provide easy beginner climbing to some of the most advanced climbing in the world.

Muir Valleyis a privately owned climbing area that was developed by Rick and Liz Weber specifically for climbing. Pisgah Climbing School operates in the Valley where we run beginner to advanced trips as well as teach many of our SPI programs.

While visiting the Red make sure you check out the world famous Miguel’s Pizza. Stop by and enjoy the pizza or stay longer and camp in the campground for the full climber experience.

male climber climbs at Muir Valley in Red River Gorge
Karsten Delap climbs at Red River Gorge
female climber climbs at Red River Gorge
male climber climbs at Red River Gorge