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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Oct 4, 2006 with updates from bluewaters182
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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.

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.

Getting There

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

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Jeff Welch
Denver, CO
Jeff Welch   Denver, CO
As of 11/24/06, Torrent is sadly closed to the general public. The landowner and his family decided they were tired of climbers failing to follow his rules, and made the decision to close access to the crag. Dec 3, 2006
You may still climb at Torrent if you stay at the bed and breakfast that is there. Feb 9, 2007
mbuntaine
Santa Barbara, CA
mbuntaine   Santa Barbara, CA
Limited access to Torrent Falls is possible by permit only. Visit this website for the latest information: torrentfallsclimbing.com/ Dec 1, 2009
RockinOut
NY, NY
RockinOut   NY, NY
The B&B does not control the climbing at torrent falls. We stopped in at the B&B and they were quite annoyed that this misinformation was on the internet and in the guidebook. The property belongs to someone else and a permit, which can be reserved online, can be found at the posted website above.

The Admin may want to edit the main RRG page Mar 2, 2011
If you rent a cabin through Red River Outdoors you are allowed to climb here for the day.

redriveroutdoors.com/ Oct 30, 2011