Muir Valley

Crown Jewel of the Red River Gorge


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Muir Valley Pocket Guide Honored with a National

Outdoor Book Award!

Honorable Mention in the "Outdoor Adventure Guidebooks" Category


Here’s what the judging committee wrote:


"Muir Valley located in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky is a climbing area, a rather popular climbing area at that.  In fact, according to Outside Magazine, it is the most popular climbing area in the east.  The Muir Valley Pocket Guide (it truly does fit in a pocket) describes each of the area’s 400 climbing routes.  For such a small package, it’s exceptionally comprehensive and easy to use.  With intelligent graphics and maps, everything you need is at your fingertips.  There’s something else that makes this guide special, and it concerns the generosity of two individuals.  Muir Valley would not be the climbing mecca that is had it not been for the author, Rick Weber and his wife Liz.  In 2004, they purchased the land, and at their own expense managed it as a preserve, freely opening it to climbers.  In March of 2015, they gifted the land to Friends of Muir Valley which now manages the area.  Proceeds from the guide?  You guessed it.  It’s that same theme of generosity.  It all goes to maintain the area."


The Muir Valley Pocket Guide is

 available for purchase.

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