The Red River Gorge is located in the state of Kentucky, about 60 miles southeast of Lexington.  Climbing in the Red River Gorge is spread over a large geographic area. We will be based out of the Red River Gorge Retreat.



The closest airport is Lexington Kentucky, about 1 hour from the RRG. Louisville Kentucky is about 2 hours away. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport is about 2 hours away.



Car rental is available at each airport listed. We will be carpooling to the climbing areas around the Red so plan on having a few passengers in your vehicle throughout the weekend.



– I-64 EAST about 15 miles

-EXIT Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway

-Stay on Parkway for 33 miles

-EXIT 33 onto KY 11, continue for 2.2 miles 

-TURN LEFT at the sign for Miguels Climb Shop. The turn sneaks up on you fast so slow down when you see the yellow building which is the home of Miguels Pizza

-Follow this gravel road for about 500 yards until you arrive at the 3 story house.



Breakfast and Dinner will be provided. You must supply your own snacks and beverages. Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions when you register.



The best advice is to get groceries in Lexington, you’ll have a better selection than any of the other places listed below.

-Shell Gas Station, Slade KY in Slade has very limited supplies

-Kroger, Stanton, KY is the closest grocery store to the campground

-Super Walmart in Winchester



Miguels Climb Shop – located in Slade and in the epi-center of climbing of the Gorge. Miguels is known for his delicious pizza and dirtbag camping but his new gear shop is fully loaded with a great selection of all things climbing. Hardware, ropes, guidebooks, tape, chalk, climbing shoes, clothes and you can grab an espresso while you shop.



We will be staying at Red River Gorge Retreat which is fully stocked luxury vacation rental home featuring:

  • 15 beds in 9 bedrooms
  • Numerous comfortable couches
  • 2 kitchens with 2 refrigerators (one downstairs), 2 Stoves, 2 microwaves (one downstairs) and 2 dishwashers
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Central heat and air
  • Internet access/Wifi/Satellite TV/Limited Cell Service at House
  • Gas grill
  • Laundry
  • Easy access and parking
  • Walking distance to Miguels Pizza and Miguels Climb Shop