Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Red River Gorge, KY
There’s no way we can let a full week off go by without heading down to the Red for sport climbing at its best. The Red River gorge is a world class sport climbing destination in Slade, Kentucky with some of the best sandstone and iron oxide rock in the south. Check out the routes here: http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuide/.
Most crags at the red are low on moderate routes. There will be a couple of 5.9’s wherever we go, but most of the climbing will be 5.10 and up.
MINIMUM TRIP REQUIREMENTS:
-Ability to tie in and top-rope belay
-Climb 5.10 cleanly on top-rope
-Ask me if you are unsure
-We will leave on Wednesday March 7, but the specific time is not set in stone. I am willing to accommodate other schedules within a limit. The drive is 8 hours and I’d like to get there at a reasonable hour.
-We will climb Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for half the day. Sunday will be a short day so that we can get back to Charlottesville at a reasonable hour.
-The club will pay for food for Thursday breakfast through Sunday lunch. For all other meals you must bring your own money.
-We will be camping at Miguel’s campground. This is the red’s dirtbag hotspot equipped with a large field, shower house, and delicious pizza joint.
-Camping fees are covered by the club. The showers are not free and are operated by tokens purchased at Miguel’s. These tokens are also covered by the club, one per person per day. If you take long showers or like to shower more than once a day, then bring money to acquire your own tokens.
Priority given to:
-People who know how to lead belay/climb
PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP unless you are at least 82.649% sure that you will attend.
-Gas reimbursement or ride in a car
-Climbing gear (ropes, draws)
-Personal climbing gear if needed (harness, shoes, belay device, chalk bag)
-Food for climbing days
-*Check out personal camping/climbing gear on your own before the trip (ask me if you are unsure)
-Personal climbing gear if you have it (Don’t forget chalk)
-Weather appropriate clothes
-Camping gear if you have it
-Entertainments unless you are easily amused (For some of you this means textbooks)
-$$ for meals on the two 7 hour car rides
-$$ for extra things that you may want (souvenirs, entertainment, Miguel’s Pizza, etc)
-Good climbing karma