What to Do
Where to Climb
**Muir Valley**There is a little something for everyone. There are more than 300 routes ranging from 5.1 to 5.14 and there is a wide selection of sport and trad climbs. Muir is popular with first time visitors and the parking areas often fill up on the weekends during season. There is a $10 charge per car for parking. Please sign a Muir Valley waiver before visiting.
**The PMRP** This is actually two pieces of property with more than 400 routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.14d, the hardest in the Red. The PMRP is owned by the RRGCC and climbers like you. We hope you treat it like your land, with respect. Some popular destinations are Drive-by-Crag, Purgatory, Solar Collector, and the Dark Side. It's located in the Southern Region. Please sign a RRGCC waiver before visiting.
**Fortress Wall** This is a classic area that has a bit of everything, from 5.2 to 5.12d trad lines. Since it's protected by a large overhang, this area gets very popular on rainy days. The one thing this wall doesn't have is sport climbing. Its located in the Northern Gorge Region.
**Southeast Mountain Guides**Another classic crag with an amazing 5.11 and 5.12 wall that stay dry in the rain. The crag is now privately owned with limited access. To climb, make sure to register on the day you wish to climb. It is usually open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This crag has been closed in the past, so please be sure to respect and follow all rules. It's located in the Natural Bridge Region. (Excerpted from the Red River Gorge Climber's Coalition Website)
**The MFRP**It is one of the newest areas of development with over 400 routes from 5.3 to 5.14+. The MFRP is also climber owned by the RRGCC. Climbers (like you) are still working to improve the trails and there is continuous bolting on the property. Please respect any "red tags" that you find on the first bolt (note: they could be a different color). These tags indicate that the route is not finished and may not be safe so please do not climb it. Some of the early favorites were Secret Garden, Coopers Cove, and Fruit Wall. Please sign a RRGCC waive before visiting
**The Motherlode** Another classic destination that courts some of the strongest climbers. The Motherlode has nearly thirty 5.12s and more than a dozen 5.13s aned a few 5.14s to boot. Known for its steepness and tests of endurance, the Motherlode is typically dry on rainy days. It's located in the Southern Region.
**Roadside** This is one of the original climbing areas in the Red River Gorge. While climbers call it Roadside, it is actually part of the Graining Fork Nature Preserve. Climbing has been closed at this crag in the past: however, the owners have decided to open the area again provide that climbers obtain a permit. Please make sure you follow the rules to ensure this area stays open for all in the future. Suggested donation is $5 per person. It's located in the Natural Bridge Region.
Fun and Educational
**Kentucky Reptile Zoo** Over one hundred species of reptiles take center stage, including mambas, cobras, rattlesnakes, anacondas, lizards, turtles, and alligators
Where to Eat
**Miguels Pizza**Has made its name as a place to get tasty, fresh and reasonably priced food with a great atmosphere in a world class location.
**The Rockhouse**An eclectic American Cafe located in the heart of the Red River Gorge. Local and organic whenever possible
**Sky Bridge Station**Gourmet hot dogs, draft beer, and darts. Often live entertainment.