Red River Gorge Climbers Confederation
Steep sandstone forever
With phenomenal quality steep sandstone stretching for thousands of acres and a 50/50 sport/traditional climbing ratio, there are few areas that have the broad appeal of the Red River Gorge. The Motherlode has the highest concentration of 5.14s east of the Mississippi and is a Mecca for aspiring hardmen, while areas like Middle Small Wall offer remote, multipitch adventure climbs for those seeking solitude. And of course, there's the iconic Miguel's pizzeria and climbers' campground. The spirit of the place is one of fun and enjoyment--leave your ego somewhere else and enjoy the gymnastic jugs the Red is famous for.