Onsight Photography The Red: Comprehensive Sport Climbing Crags of the Red River Gorge, Kentucky - 2nd Edition


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The Red River Gorge in Kentucky is one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the world and the 2nd edition of The Red guidebook has all the info you need to plan your next climbing adventure.


  • 2nd edition adds 245 new climbs, 4 brand new crags, fresh action shots, additional topo shots and maps plus improvements to overall usability
  • Includes details and descriptions of 2,586 routes and 106 crags
  • South, Miller Fork and Muir Valley: every single crag included; North: every sport crag included
  • Sport, trad and mixed lines included and color-coded
  • Wide-angle topo shots showing 2,260 unique climbs helping make route identification a breeze
  • Accurate maps for both driving and hiking plus QR codes for easy navigation
  • Table of Contents for each region denotes every crag's grade distribution, hike time, sun/shade, rain shelter and more
  • Includes action photography throughout and local area beta to maximize your fun factor
  • Compact size for packability


From the publisher:

This guidebook offers comprehensive coverage of sport climbing crags in the entire region in a single volume. Every single crag of the South, Miller Fork and Muir Valley is included in this edition. On top of that, all the sport crags found in the North are covered. The Red is, quite simply, the one guidebook to rule them all.

Within a concise 360 pages, a staggering 2,586 rock climbs are carefully described at 106 crags scattered amongst the hollows of the Red River Gorge. Featuring beautifully rendered maps, impeccably marked topo photos and accurate approach and route descriptions, this book will get you there, roped-up and ready to tackle your climb with not a moment lost.

This guidebook features stunning action photography that will get you dreaming about your Red River Gorge climbing adventure. The Red has a classy, no-nonsense design with functionality built into its core to help you get down to business and make the best of your time in the Red.
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Rock Climbing

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8.25 x 6 inches


Brendan Leader


Onsight Photography

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Contains Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials

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