I'm planning a rock climbing trip this summer and I've been considering the Red River Gorge as a possible stop. I've been there before in the late fall and it was absolutely awesome in terms of sport climbing, but what about the summer? Is it buggy/too humid?

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    I was there before in late may and it was pretty hot. I hear June/July/Aug is super hot but that shouldn't matter too much if you find shaded areas or are into super steep routes! Have Fun!
    – AM_Hawk
    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:05

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Red River Gorge is one of my favorite places I've climbed and I've only been in the summer months. Yes it is more humid, but it's not unbearable, though I'm from the Southeast so I'm a bit used to that. I found that I still enjoyed the climbing enough that I don't remember being bothered by the weather conditions. In fact I think the evenings were a bit cool in August.

In short, it's humid and somewhat buggy, but still very much worth it.

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