Elevation: 941 ft
GPS: 37.72, -83.663 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 4, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso, Billy Simek

Description

Apart 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.

Current access is available to those renting a cabin from Red River Outdoors or by booking a guide through Red River Gorge Guides.

Getting There

The Torrent Falls B&B is about five miles south of Miguel's on KY 11.

27 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Torrent Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Cordelia
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Dream of a Bee
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Tourist Trap
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 73
Wadcutter AKA "Gumby Killer"
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
Pocket Pussy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 83
Bandolier
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Windy corner
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Receiver
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Ode to Poopie Head
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
Centerfire
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Sex Show
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Bare Metal Teen
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Big Money Grip
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Steelworker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cordelia
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dream of a Bee
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tourist Trap
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wadcutter AKA "Gumby Killer"
 73
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pocket Pussy
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bandolier
 83
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Windy corner
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Receiver
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ode to Poopie Head
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Centerfire
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sex Show
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bare Metal Teen
 40
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Big Money Grip
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Steelworker
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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