Torrent Falls Rock Climbing
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DescriptionApart from some limited exceptions, Torrent Falls is closed to the general public. This great crag is a stark example of how thoughtless climbers can endanger access.
For years, climbing was allowed at this privately-owned crag in the Natural Bridge region. Hard sport routes like Bare Metal Teen and Steelworker attracted climbers wanting to sample some of the best of the Red.
Unfortunately, Torrent also attracted too many people with no consideration of the property owner's wishes. After one too many instances of dealing with climbers' dogs (which were not allowed) and people peeing outdoors in full view of his guests, the owner had had enough and shut down the crag to climbing.
Currently, it is possible to climb at Torrent only if you're a paying guest at the Torrent Falls Bed and Breakfast. Reportedly, people attending monthly meetings of the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition (held at the B&B) can also climb there at that time. All other climbing is off limits.
Classic Climbing Routes at Torrent Falls
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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