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Classic Climbs for Red River Gorge


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 128
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 66
Diamond in the Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 326
Bedtime for Bonzo
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 342
Eureka
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 174
Party Time
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 146
Environmental Impact
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 82
Shock and Awe
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 92
Casual Viewing
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 324
Roadside Attraction
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 132
Five Finger Discount
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 176
Snake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 720
27 Years of Climbing
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 116
Whiteout
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 167
Boilerplate
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 187
Cheaper Than a Movie
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 95
Arachnid
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 535
Send Me on My Way
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 253
Miranda Rayne
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 345
Autumn
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 86
Blue Runner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 102
The Underling
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 91
Central Scrutinizer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 124
Little Wing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 479
Creature Feature
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 414
Pogue Ethics
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 116
Crack Attack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 148
EGBG
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 82
Cruising Lane
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 630
Plate Tectonics
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 467
Rat Stew
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Headstone Surfer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 534
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 257
Brown Eyed Girl
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
Manic Impression
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 344
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 340
Oompa
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 356
Boltergeist
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 684
A Brief History of Climb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 137
Robotic Thumb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 548
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 72
Where Lizards Dare
Trad, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 290
Loompa
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 460
Breakfast Burrito
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 223
Pre-emptive Strike
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 152
Jew Jew Fruit
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 210
Critters on the Cliff
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 108
Diamond In The Rough
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 314
Return of Manimal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 148
Guernica (To first anchor)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 140
K.S.B.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 116
Dragonslayer
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 250
Creep Show
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 226
Pulling Pockets
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 324
Fire and Brimstone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 348
Johnny B. Good
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 365
Whip-Stocking
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 263
Bathtub Mary
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 168
Edge-a-Sketch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 178
Toker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 101
Super Dario
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 524
Air Ride Equipped
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 80
Bandolier
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 228
Monkey in the Middle
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 184
The Preacher's Daughter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 109
Yellow Brick Road
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Hip to the Jive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 99
Geezers Go Sport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 116
Random Precision
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 120
King Me
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 331
Amarillo Sunset
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 102
Eye of the Needle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 504
Fuzzy Undercling
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 127
No Place Like Home
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 284
Banshee
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 126
Spirit Fingers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 141
Witness the Citrus
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 90
Snozzberries
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 114
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 75
Buddha Hole
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 119
The Return of Chris Snyder
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 73
Gold Rush
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 189
Check Your Grip
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 110
Naked Lunch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 337
Ro Shampo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 111
Magnum Opus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 63
The Gift
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 169
Hippocrite
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 87
Chainsaw Massacre
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 105
Wild Yet Tasty
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 115
Too Many Puppies
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 82
Scar Tissue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Dogleg
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 200
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 106
Mercy the Huff
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 80
Abiyoyo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 136
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 101
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 159
Super Best Friends
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 95
Cell Block Six
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 64
Jesus Wept
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 128
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 4 pitches
Diamond in the Crack Jewel Pinnacle
 66
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bedtime for Bonzo Fortress Wall
 326
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Eureka Global Village
 342
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Party Time Fortress Wall
 174
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Environmental Impact Pebble Beach
 146
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Shock and Awe Muir Valley > Hideout
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Casual Viewing Global Village
 92
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Roadside Attraction Graining Fork Nature…
 324
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Five Finger Discount Graining Fork Nature…
 132
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Snake Fortress Wall
 176
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
27 Years of Climbing Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 720
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Whiteout Emerald City
 116
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Boilerplate Pendergrass-Mur… > Crossroads
 167
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cheaper Than a Movie Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 187
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arachnid Tower Rock
 95
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Send Me on My Way Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 535
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Miranda Rayne Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 253
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Autumn Long Wall
 345
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Blue Runner Fortress Wall
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
The Underling Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 102
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Central Scrutinizer Pebble Beach
 91
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Little Wing Miller Fork Rec… > Secret Garden
 124
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Creature Feature Phantasia
 479
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Pogue Ethics Phantasia
 414
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Crack Attack Indian Creek
 116
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
EGBG Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 148
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cruising Lane Funk Rock City
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Plate Tectonics Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 630
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rat Stew Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 467
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Headstone Surfer Funk Rock City
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition Left Flank
 534
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brown Eyed Girl Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 257
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Manic Impression Funk Rock City
 119
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Wars Long Wall
 344
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Oompa Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 340
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Boltergeist Muir Valley > Hideout
 356
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
A Brief History of Climb Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 684
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Robotic Thumb Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 137
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 548
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Where Lizards Dare Fortress Wall
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
Loompa Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 290
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Breakfast Burrito Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 460
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pre-emptive Strike Muir Valley > Hideout
 223
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jew Jew Fruit Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 152
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Critters on the Cliff Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 210
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Diamond In The Rough Emerald City
 108
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Return of Manimal Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 314
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Guernica (To first anchor) Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 148
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
K.S.B. Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 140
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dragonslayer Graining Fork Nature…
 116
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Creep Show Phantasia
 250
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pulling Pockets Graining Fork Nature…
 226
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire and Brimstone Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 324
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Johnny B. Good Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 348
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Whip-Stocking Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 365
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bathtub Mary Muir Valley > Arsenal
 263
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Edge-a-Sketch Muir Valley > Great Wall
 168
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toker Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 178
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Dario Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 101
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Air Ride Equipped Muir Valley > Solarium
 524
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bandolier Torrent Falls
 80
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Monkey in the Middle Zoo > Old Zoo
 228
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Preacher's Daughter Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 184
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Yellow Brick Road Emerald City
 109
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hip to the Jive Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Geezers Go Sport Zoo > Old Zoo
 99
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Random Precision Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 116
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 120
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Amarillo Sunset Pendergrass-Mur… > N 40
 331
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eye of the Needle Funk Rock City
 102
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fuzzy Undercling Military Wall
 504
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Place Like Home Emerald City
 127
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Banshee Muir Valley > Solarium
 284
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Spirit Fingers Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 126
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Witness the Citrus Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 141
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Snozzberries Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 90
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Manifest Destiny Muir Valley > Solarium
 114
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Buddha Hole Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 75
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Return of Chris Snyder Graining Fork Nature…
 119
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gold Rush Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 73
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Check Your Grip Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 189
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Naked Lunch Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 110
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ro Shampo Graining Fork Nature…
 337
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Magnum Opus Muir Valley > Solarium
 111
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Gift Long Wall
 63
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hippocrite Zoo > Old Zoo
 169
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chainsaw Massacre Bald Rock Recre… > Motherlode > Undertow Wall
 87
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Yet Tasty Left Flank
 105
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Too Many Puppies Left Flank
 115
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Scar Tissue Zoo > Old Zoo
 82
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dogleg Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 200
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 106
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Abiyoyo Muir Valley > Solarium
 80
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 136
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 101
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Super Best Friends Muir Valley > Solarium
 159
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cell Block Six Muir Valley > Midnight Surf
 95
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Wept Muir Valley > Sanctuary
 64
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport