Red River Gorge, Kentucky (KY)
In my opinion, the best and most diverse climbing within proximity of the Midwest. This a large, beautiful area nested in and around the Daniel Boone National Forest with thousands of acres of sandstone and over 2,600 established routes - lot of sport and trad routes.
The Red River Gorge Rock Climbs guide is a must have for climbers heading to east Kentucky:
Camp at Miguel's Pizza for $2 per person per day (and most amazing pizza on the planet) or our favorite Lago Linda Hideaway well worth the $5 per person per day. Both have showers and other amenities.
The GPS Coordinates are to Miguel's Pizza. Once there, you can get trail guides and there are a lot fellow climbers to point you towards where you want to go.