COVID-19 Climbing Guidelines: The Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Muir Valley, and all RRGCC-owned property - which includes Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, Bald Rock Recreational Preserve, and Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve - request that you follow the guidelines outlined on each website if you choose to climb during this time. See links above for more details about each climbing area.
Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 3 1 13 17

Directions to Cloud 9

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
Cloud 9 faces south to southeast. From the main parking area cross the creek and walk down the road until reaching the second road on the left. Walk down this road, passing the obvious trail head on the right leading to Serenity Point, until reaching a road on the right which crosses a creek. This road is marked by a muddy parking area just before the main road angles right and continues uphill to the Deep End. Cross the creek and continue down this muddy road for about five minutes until the road severely breaks down near a stream. At his point look for a trail on the right which winds uphill to The Infirmary. Continue on the road past this trail and across the break in the road for another five minutes looking for another trail branching off to the right. Follow this trail to reach Cloud 9.

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Special Reserve Mixed 5.10
3.00  (1) 85ft  


Liftoff Sport 5.10c
2.79  (19) 80ft  


Jizzy Gillespie Sport 5.11d
3.73  (11) 70ft


Flour Dust and Pizza Crust Sport 5.11c
3.97  (37) 70ft


Cloudy with a Chance of Seamen Sport 5.11d
4.14  (28) 65ft


Douche Canoe Sport 5.11d
4.07  (15) 70ft


Over Shadowed Sport 5.12b
4.25  (16) 75ft


Fight Test Sport 5.12b
4.00  (19) 70ft


Stratus Fear Sport 5.11d
4.34  (32) 75ft


Better than a Stick in the Eye Sport 5.12a
2.57  (7) 85ft  


Crazy Train Sport 5.11d
3.67  (9) 85ft


Rough Around the Edges Sport 5.10a
1.00  (9) 35ft  


Nightmare on Hell Creek Trad 5.9+
2.00  (2) 50ft


Spider Staircase Trad 5.8


Due in Time Trad 5.7
2.00  (3) 50ft  


Countdown Sport 5.12c
4.00  (8) 65ft


Nimbus Sport 5.12a
3.00  (2) 45ft  


pigsteak said on August 2nd, 2013
once complete, this will be a fine wall for endurance training..thx Dario, Blake and McFall for the first lines.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
The bushwack from The infirmary to this crag sucks, could use a chainsaw and some machetes... Assuming the trail from the left side of the wall to the creek will be the way to go someday. It is there but it is difficult to find when coming in from the creek. There were some tree branches layed out in somewhat of a path pattern Oct 15 (for lack of a better description) close to where the trail heads up from the creek bottom.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
If you don't like the trail, show up at the next couple trail days. No one is more loathed than the guy who spends every weekend climbing at the gorge and then skips out on trail day.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2015
Just giving a heads up to people that use the trail currently , I rarely visit the Red so you can put the foam back in your mouth.
craig.smith1 said on January 7th, 2016
This is a really good cliff.
dustonian said on March 28th, 2016
To whoever took the biners off the anchor of the new route on the left, please message me to return my gear
Chiyram said on August 6th, 2017
There a couple routes on the right side of this amphitheatre that look sweet, anyone know what they are? There is also a long slab route going climbers right past those? Don't see them listed here or under infirmary.
Jackiefreesh said on August 7th, 2017
I will try to get these on the site soon. The first sport line as your walking to the end of Cloud 9 is Rough around the edges10b/c. Rock edges still breaking off so beware. Two trad lines in between and then the last sport line is Nimbus12a next to the one already listed in the guide. The slab line50 feet right is Temperature Rising5.8 with 6 bolts in 75 feet. Check Mountain Project for details until website gets updated.
Chiyram said on August 8th, 2017
Thanks! The two harder routes look awesome!