Muir Valley

Crown Jewel of the Red River Gorge

Important Notice Concerning

Minor children

(persons under the age of 18 years old)


Access to Muir Valley for the purpose of rock climbing is limited to those individuals who are competent, experienced rock climbers or those under the guidance and control of a competent rock climber, rock climbing guide, or rock climbing instructor. It is strongly urged that this guide or instructor be one who is currently certified by the American Mountain Guide Association. All guides and instructors who preside over groups who climb in Muir Valley must be pre-approved by Friends of Muir Valley Inc (FOMV), the owners of Muir Valley, and have an insurance certificate on file with FOMV. See for specifics.


Anyone leading a group of one or more persons that includes minors who are not accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have a legal waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian for each minor, and the waiver (paper copy) conveyed to an FOMV representative prior to climbing at Muir Valley. These may be given to a Muir Valley staff member or placed in the Waiver Box at the Shelter at the Main Parking Lot.


A parent or legal guardian of a minor planning to climb in Muir Valley can download the PDF file listed below, print it, and fill it out. The legal waiver may then be mailed to Muir Valley or brought along with the minor at the time he or she comes to Muir Valley to climb.

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