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Classic Climbs for Kentucky


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
 71
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
 354
Bedtime for Bonzo
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 191
Party Time
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 343
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
 189
Boilerplate
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
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
 203
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
 585
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
 140
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
 507
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
 665
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
 494
Rat Stew
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 559
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
 180
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
 580
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 747
A Brief History of Climb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 155
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
 175
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
 250
Pre-emptive Strike
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 502
Breakfast Burrito
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 267
Creep Show
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 130
Dragonslayer
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 344
Return of Manimal
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 160
K.S.B.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 254
Pulling Pockets
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 345
Fire and Brimstone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 582
Air Ride Equipped
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 197
Toker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 248
Monkey in the Middle
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 166
Guernica (To first anchor)
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 294
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
 397
Whip-Stocking
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 388
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
 531
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
 334
Banshee
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 73
Lip Service
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 104
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
 378
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
 128
Magnum Opus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 210
Twinkie
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 183
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
 86
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 Red River Gorge > Tower Rock
 139
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 4 pitches
Diamond in the Crack Red River Gorge > Jewel Pinnacle
 71
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Eureka Red River Gorge > Global Village
 372
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Bedtime for Bonzo Red River Gorge > Fortress Wall
 354
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Party Time Red River Gorge > Fortress Wall
 191
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Roadside Attraction Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 343
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Shock and Awe Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Hideout
 88
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Environmental Impact Red River Gorge > Pebble Beach
 151
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Casual Viewing Red River Gorge > Global Village
 96
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Boilerplate Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Crossroads
 189
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Five Finger Discount Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
27 Years of Climbing Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 773
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cheaper Than a Movie Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 203
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whiteout Red River Gorge > Emerald City
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Arachnid Red River Gorge > Tower Rock
 101
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Send Me on My Way Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 585
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Blue Runner Red River Gorge > Fortress Wall
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Central Scrutinizer Red River Gorge > Pebble Beach
 92
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Little Wing Red River Gorge > Miller Fork Rec… > Secret Garden
 140
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Autumn Red River Gorge > Long Wall
 362
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Underling Red River Gorge > Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 116
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Creature Feature Red River Gorge > Phantasia
 507
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Pogue Ethics Red River Gorge > Phantasia
 446
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Crack Attack Red River Gorge > Indian Creek
 117
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Plate Tectonics Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 665
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Brown Eyed Girl Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Chica Bonita Wall
 281
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cruising Lane Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rat Stew Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 494
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
To Defy The Laws Of Tradition Red River Gorge > Left Flank
 559
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Manic Impression Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Headstone Surfer Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City
 88
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
EGBG Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 180
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Wars Red River Gorge > Long Wall
 358
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Boltergeist Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Hideout
 379
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Tectonic Wall
 580
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
A Brief History of Climb Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 747
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Robotic Thumb Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 155
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Where Lizards Dare Red River Gorge > Fortress Wall
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid
Jew Jew Fruit Red River Gorge > Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 175
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Loompa Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 317
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Diamond In The Rough Red River Gorge > Emerald City
 118
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pre-emptive Strike Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Hideout
 250
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Breakfast Burrito Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 502
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Creep Show Red River Gorge > Phantasia
 267
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dragonslayer Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 130
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Return of Manimal Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Bruise Brothers Wall
 344
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
K.S.B. Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Shire
 160
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pulling Pockets Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 254
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire and Brimstone Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 345
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Air Ride Equipped Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 582
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Toker Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 197
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Monkey in the Middle Red River Gorge > Zoo > Old Zoo
 248
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Guernica (To first anchor) Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 166
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bathtub Mary Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Arsenal
 294
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Dario Red River Gorge > Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Edge-a-Sketch Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Great Wall
 178
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Whip-Stocking Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 397
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny B. Good Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 388
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Preacher's Daughter Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 212
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Random Precision Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 119
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hip to the Jive Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 115
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fuzzy Undercling Red River Gorge > Military Wall
 531
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Amarillo Sunset Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > N 40
 360
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Yellow Brick Road Red River Gorge > Emerald City
 120
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Prime Directive Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City
 75
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Eye of the Needle Red River Gorge > Funk Rock City
 109
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Geezers Go Sport Red River Gorge > Zoo > Old Zoo
 113
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
King Me Red River Gorge > Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge
 138
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Spirit Fingers Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 133
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Place Like Home Red River Gorge > Emerald City
 137
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Witness the Citrus Red River Gorge > Miller Fork Rec… > Fruit Wall
 161
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Banshee Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 334
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Lip Service Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Great Arch, The
 73
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Snozzberries Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 104
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gold Rush Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 79
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Buddha Hole Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 81
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Return of Chris Snyder Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 130
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Manifest Destiny Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 124
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ro Shampo Red River Gorge > Graining Fork Nature…
 378
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Gift Red River Gorge > Long Wall
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Scar Tissue Red River Gorge > Zoo > Old Zoo
 85
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Supafly Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Solar Collector/Gold…
 75
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chainsaw Massacre Red River Gorge > … > Motherlode > (5) Undertow Wall
 93
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Swedish Fish Red River Gorge > Bald Rock Recre… > Chocolate Factory
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Naked Lunch Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 125
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Too Many Puppies Red River Gorge > Left Flank
 118
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Yet Tasty Red River Gorge > Left Flank
 109
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Magnum Opus Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 128
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Twinkie Red River Gorge > Phantasia
 210
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hippocrite Red River Gorge > Zoo > Old Zoo
 183
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dogleg Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Bob Marley
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Check Your Grip Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Drive-By Crag
 201
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Starry Night Red River Gorge > Pendergrass-Mur… > Gallery
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Super Best Friends Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 178
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Tissue Tiger Red River Gorge > Military Wall
 143
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Abiyoyo Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Solarium
 91
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gung Ho Red River Gorge > Military Wall
 108
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Mercy the Huff Red River Gorge > Left Flank
 114
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cell Block Six Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Midnight Surf
 101
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Wept Red River Gorge > Muir Valley > Sanctuary
 71
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport