Southeast Region

Welcome to the Southeast! An incredible resource of world­class climbing— the Red River Gorge KY, New River Gorge WV, Linville Gorge and Looking Glass NC, Foster Falls, T­Wall, Obed, and Stone Fort TN, Horse Pens 40 an Little River Canyon in AL, and Rocktown in GA just to name a few. Contrary to popular belief, one can even ice climb here! While our region is famed for our “southern hospitality," our climbing culture is, in some ways, an unusually guarded one. Local and national climbing organizations, together, are making huge strides to resolve access issues by working with land managers and owners, leasing land, and in some instances all­ out purchasing acreage to protect our climbing areas.

Banner photo: AAC member Pat Goodman