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Red River Gorge Rock Climbs, 2nd Edition

USA

Author Ray Ellington – Published Wolverine Publications (2007)ISBN 978-0-9792644-1-2

Website
www.wolverinepublishing.com/guidebooks/climbing/Red....

Review
The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is one of the best rock-climbing areas in the world. Its solid well-featured sandstone makes for steep, spectacular climbing, with an almost equal mix of sport and traditionally protected pitches. This revised and updated second edition describes over 1600 climbs, including over 300 previously undocumented pitches in Muir Valley and the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

Red River Gorge, Rock Climbs also showcases the region's climbing with hundreds of color photographs, including stunning action shots from Simon Carter, Dawn Kish, Jim Thornburg, Peter McDermott, Wes Allen, and Scott James.

Crags covered by this Guide

KY Central crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Fortress Wall39Sandstone (hard)S
KY East crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bruise Brothers Wall27Sandstone (hard)S
Lady Slipper--Global Village (RRG)22Sandstone (hard)all
Left Flank (RRG)23Sandstone (hard)SE
Muir Valley300Sandstone (hard)all
Phantasia (RRG)22Sandstone (hard)E
Pistol Ridge (RRG)33Sandstone (hard)all
Practice Wall (RRG->MV)24Sandstone (hard)SE
Red River Gorge2500Sandstone (hard)all
Solarium14Sandstone (hard)SE
Sunnyside (Muir Valley)18Sandstone (hard)?
The Gallery (RRG->PMRP)26Sandstone (hard)SW
The Great Arch (RRG->MV)12Sandstone (hard)E
The Great Wall (RRG->MV)15Sandstone (hard)NW
The Hideout (RRG->MV)20Sandstone (hard)SW
The Shire (RRG->PMRP)17Sandstone (hard)W
Washboard Wall (RRG->MV)9Sandstone (hard)SE
KY West crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Tectonic and Johnny's Wall (RRG->MV)22Sandstone (hard)NW
Total climbs3143