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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
 139
Caver's Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 70
Diamond in the Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 372
Eureka
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 353
Bedtime for Bonzo
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 190
Party Time
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 342
Roadside Attraction
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 88
Shock and Awe
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 151
Environmental Impact
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 96
Casual Viewing
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 188
Boilerplate
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 136
Five Finger Discount
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 773
27 Years of Climbing
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 202
Cheaper Than a Movie
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Whiteout
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 101
Arachnid
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 583
Send Me on My Way
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 97
Blue Runner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 92
Central Scrutinizer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 139
Little Wing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 362
Autumn
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 116
The Underling
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 505
Creature Feature
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 446
Pogue Ethics
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 117
Crack Attack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 662
Plate Tectonics
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 281
Brown Eyed Girl
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 85
Cruising Lane
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 491
Rat Stew
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 557
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 125
Manic Impression
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 88
Headstone Surfer
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 179
EGBG
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 358
Rock Wars
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 379
Boltergeist
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 579
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 745
A Brief History of Climb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 154
Robotic Thumb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
 80
Where Lizards Dare
Trad, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 501
Breakfast Burrito
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 173
Jew Jew Fruit
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 317
Loompa
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 118
Diamond In The Rough
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 248
Pre-emptive Strike
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 267
Creep Show
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 344
Fire and Brimstone
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 165
Guernica (To first anchor)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 254
Pulling Pockets
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 159
K.S.B.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 343
Return of Manimal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 130
Dragonslayer
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 247
Monkey in the Middle
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 578
Air Ride Equipped
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 197
Toker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 291
Bathtub Mary
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Super Dario
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 178
Edge-a-Sketch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 396
Whip-Stocking
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 386
Johnny B. Good
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 212
The Preacher's Daughter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 119
Random Precision
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 115
Hip to the Jive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 530
Fuzzy Undercling
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 360
Amarillo Sunset
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 120
Yellow Brick Road
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 75
Prime Directive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 109
Eye of the Needle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 113
Geezers Go Sport
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 138
King Me
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 133
Spirit Fingers
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 137
No Place Like Home
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 161
Witness the Citrus
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 332
Banshee
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 72
Lip Service
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 105
Snozzberries
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 79
Gold Rush
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 81
Buddha Hole
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 130
The Return of Chris Snyder
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 124
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 377
Ro Shampo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 69
The Gift
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 85
Scar Tissue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 75
Supafly
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 93
Chainsaw Massacre
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
Swedish Fish
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 125
Naked Lunch
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 118
Too Many Puppies
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 109
Wild Yet Tasty
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 127
Magnum Opus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 210
Twinkie
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 182
Hippocrite
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 91
Dogleg
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 201
Check Your Grip
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 85
Starry Night
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 178
Super Best Friends
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 143
Tissue Tiger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 91
Abiyoyo
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 108
Gung Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 114
Mercy the Huff
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 101
Cell Block Six
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 71
Jesus Wept
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Caver's Route Tower Rock
 139
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 4 pitches
Diamond in the Crack Jewel Pinnacle
 70
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Eureka Global Village
 372
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bedtime for Bonzo Fortress Wall
 353
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Party Time Fortress Wall
 190
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Roadside Attraction Graining Fork Nature…
 342
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Shock and Awe Muir Valley > Hideout
 88
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Environmental Impact Pebble Beach
 151
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Casual Viewing Global Village
 96
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Boilerplate Pendergrass-Mur… > Crossroads
 188
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Five Finger Discount Graining Fork Nature…
 136
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
27 Years of Climbing Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 773
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cheaper Than a Movie Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 202
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whiteout Emerald City
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Arachnid Tower Rock
 101
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Send Me on My Way Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 583
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Blue Runner Fortress Wall
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Central Scrutinizer Pebble Beach
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Little Wing Miller Fork Rec… > Secret Garden
 139
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Autumn Long Wall
 362
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Underling Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Creature Feature Phantasia
 505
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Pogue Ethics Phantasia
 446
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Crack Attack Indian Creek
 117
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Plate Tectonics Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 662
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brown Eyed Girl Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 281
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cruising Lane Funk Rock City
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rat Stew Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 491
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition Left Flank
 557
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Manic Impression Funk Rock City
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Headstone Surfer Funk Rock City
 88
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
EGBG Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 179
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Wars Long Wall
 358
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Boltergeist Muir Valley > Hideout
 379
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 579
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
A Brief History of Climb Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 745
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Robotic Thumb Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 154
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Where Lizards Dare Fortress Wall
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
Breakfast Burrito Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 501
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jew Jew Fruit Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 173
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Loompa Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 317
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Diamond In The Rough Emerald City
 118
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pre-emptive Strike Muir Valley > Hideout
 248
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Creep Show Phantasia
 267
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire and Brimstone Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 344
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Guernica (To first anchor) Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 165
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pulling Pockets Graining Fork Nature…
 254
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
K.S.B. Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 159
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Return of Manimal Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 343
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dragonslayer Graining Fork Nature…
 130
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Monkey in the Middle Zoo > Old Zoo
 247
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Air Ride Equipped Muir Valley > Solarium
 578
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toker Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 197
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bathtub Mary Muir Valley > Arsenal
 291
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Dario Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Edge-a-Sketch Muir Valley > Great Wall
 178
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Whip-Stocking Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 396
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny B. Good Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 386
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Preacher's Daughter Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 212
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Random Precision Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 119
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hip to the Jive Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 115
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fuzzy Undercling Military Wall
 530
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Amarillo Sunset Pendergrass-Mur… > N 40
 360
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Yellow Brick Road Emerald City
 120
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Prime Directive Funk Rock City
 75
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eye of the Needle Funk Rock City
 109
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Geezers Go Sport Zoo > Old Zoo
 113
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
King Me Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 138
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Spirit Fingers Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 133
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Place Like Home Emerald City
 137
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Witness the Citrus Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 161
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Banshee Muir Valley > Solarium
 332
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Lip Service Muir Valley > Great Arch, The
 72
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Snozzberries Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 105
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gold Rush Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 79
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Buddha Hole Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 81
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Return of Chris Snyder Graining Fork Nature…
 130
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Manifest Destiny Muir Valley > Solarium
 124
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ro Shampo Graining Fork Nature…
 377
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Gift Long Wall
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Scar Tissue Zoo > Old Zoo
 85
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Supafly Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 75
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chainsaw Massacre Bald Rock Recre… > Motherlode > (5) Undertow Wall
 93
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Swedish Fish Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Naked Lunch Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 125
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Too Many Puppies Left Flank
 118
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Yet Tasty Left Flank
 109
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Magnum Opus Muir Valley > Solarium
 127
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Phantasia
 210
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hippocrite Zoo > Old Zoo
 182
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dogleg Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Check Your Grip Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 201
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry Night Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 85
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Super Best Friends Muir Valley > Solarium
 178
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Tissue Tiger Military Wall
 143
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Abiyoyo Muir Valley > Solarium
 91
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Military Wall
 108
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Left Flank
 114
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cell Block Six Muir Valley > Midnight Surf
 101
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Wept Muir Valley > Sanctuary
 71
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport