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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
 65
Diamond in the Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 320
Bedtime for Bonzo
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 336
Eureka
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 170
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
 78
Shock and Awe
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 91
Casual Viewing
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 315
Roadside Attraction
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 127
Five Finger Discount
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 173
Snake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 710
27 Years of Climbing
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 113
Whiteout
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 158
Boilerplate
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 186
Cheaper Than a Movie
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
Arachnid
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 526
Send Me on My Way
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 477
Creature Feature
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 84
Blue Runner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 340
Autumn
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
The Underling
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 90
Central Scrutinizer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 122
Little Wing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 245
Miranda Rayne
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 407
Pogue Ethics
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 112
Crack Attack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 620
Plate Tectonics
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 328
Oompa
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 460
Rat Stew
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Headstone Surfer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 529
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 248
Brown Eyed Girl
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 82
Cruising Lane
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 118
Manic Impression
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 336
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 139
EGBG
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 354
Boltergeist
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 668
A Brief History of Climb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 132
Robotic Thumb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 542
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 70
Where Lizards Dare
Trad, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 278
Loompa
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 449
Breakfast Burrito
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 220
Pre-emptive Strike
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 149
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
 107
Diamond In The Rough
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 222
Crazy Fingers
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 223
Pulling Pockets
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 143
Guernica (To first anchor)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 136
K.S.B.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 115
Dragonslayer
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 249
Creep Show
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 307
Return of Manimal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 315
Fire and Brimstone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 78
Bandolier
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 174
Toker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 355
Whip-Stocking
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 254
Bathtub Mary
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 510
Air Ride Equipped
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 99
Super Dario
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 168
Edge-a-Sketch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 344
Johnny B. Good
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 223
Monkey in the Middle
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 178
The Preacher's Daughter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 321
Amarillo Sunset
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 115
Random Precision
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 99
Geezers Go Sport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 95
Hip to the Jive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 493
Fuzzy Undercling
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 102
Eye of the Needle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
King Me
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
Yellow Brick Road
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 273
Banshee
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 138
Witness the Citrus
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 124
Spirit Fingers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 124
No Place Like Home
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 70
Gold Rush
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 115
The Return of Chris Snyder
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 85
Snozzberries
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 111
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 74
Buddha Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 331
Ro Shampo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 185
Check Your Grip
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 80
Scar Tissue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 108
Naked Lunch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 106
Magnum Opus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 113
Too Many Puppies
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Chainsaw Massacre
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 83
Dogleg
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 103
Wild Yet Tasty
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 164
Hippocrite
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 196
Twinkie
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 78
Abiyoyo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 105
Mercy the Huff
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 134
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 152
Super Best Friends
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 98
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 93
Cell Block Six
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 62
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
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bedtime for Bonzo Fortress Wall
 320
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Eureka Global Village
 336
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Party Time Fortress Wall
 170
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
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Casual Viewing Global Village
 91
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Roadside Attraction Graining Fork Nature…
 315
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Five Finger Discount Graining Fork Nature…
 127
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Snake Fortress Wall
 173
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
27 Years of Climbing Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 710
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Whiteout Emerald City
 113
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Boilerplate Pendergrass-Mur… > Crossroads
 158
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cheaper Than a Movie Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 186
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arachnid Tower Rock
 94
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Send Me on My Way Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 526
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Creature Feature Phantasia
 477
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Blue Runner Fortress Wall
 84
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Autumn Long Wall
 340
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Underling Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Central Scrutinizer Pebble Beach
 90
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Little Wing Miller Fork Rec… > Secret Garden
 122
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Miranda Rayne Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 245
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pogue Ethics Phantasia
 407
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Crack Attack Indian Creek
 112
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Plate Tectonics Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 620
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Oompa Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 328
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rat Stew Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 460
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
 529
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brown Eyed Girl Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 248
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cruising Lane Funk Rock City
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Manic Impression Funk Rock City
 118
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Wars Long Wall
 336
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
EGBG Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 139
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boltergeist Muir Valley > Hideout
 354
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
A Brief History of Climb Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 668
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Robotic Thumb Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 132
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 542
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Where Lizards Dare Fortress Wall
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
Loompa Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 278
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Breakfast Burrito Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 449
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pre-emptive Strike Muir Valley > Hideout
 220
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jew Jew Fruit Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 149
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
 107
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crazy Fingers Graining Fork Nature…
 222
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pulling Pockets Graining Fork Nature…
 223
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Guernica (To first anchor) Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 143
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
K.S.B. Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 136
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dragonslayer Graining Fork Nature…
 115
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Creep Show Phantasia
 249
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Return of Manimal Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 307
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire and Brimstone Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 315
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bandolier Torrent Falls
 78
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toker Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 174
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Whip-Stocking Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 355
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bathtub Mary Muir Valley > Arsenal
 254
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Air Ride Equipped Muir Valley > Solarium
 510
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Dario Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 99
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
Johnny B. Good Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 344
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Monkey in the Middle Zoo > Old Zoo
 223
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Preacher's Daughter Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 178
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Amarillo Sunset Pendergrass-Mur… > N 40
 321
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Random Precision Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 115
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
Hip to the Jive Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 95
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fuzzy Undercling Military Wall
 493
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
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 117
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Yellow Brick Road Emerald City
 108
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Banshee Muir Valley > Solarium
 273
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Witness the Citrus Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 138
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Spirit Fingers Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 124
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Place Like Home Emerald City
 124
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Gold Rush Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 70
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Return of Chris Snyder Graining Fork Nature…
 115
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Snozzberries Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 85
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Manifest Destiny Muir Valley > Solarium
 111
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Buddha Hole Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 74
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ro Shampo Graining Fork Nature…
 331
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Check Your Grip Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 185
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Scar Tissue Zoo > Old Zoo
 80
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Naked Lunch Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 108
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Magnum Opus Muir Valley > Solarium
 106
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Too Many Puppies Left Flank
 113
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chainsaw Massacre Bald Rock Recre… > Motherlode > Undertow Wall
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dogleg Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 83
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Yet Tasty Left Flank
 103
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hippocrite Zoo > Old Zoo
 164
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 196
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Abiyoyo Muir Valley > Solarium
 78
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 105
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 134
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Super Best Friends Muir Valley > Solarium
 152
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 98
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cell Block Six Muir Valley > Midnight Surf
 93
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Wept Muir Valley > Sanctuary
 62
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport