Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Red River Gorge, KY
here is the plan:
Leave around 2-230 on thursday from Echols, drive to the red and camp out at Miguels. Climb friday, Saturday and Sunday (till around 3) and head home. We will camp at Miguels thursday, friday and saturday night– eating Miguels pizza probs saturday!
SIDE NOTE: I could definitely be convinced to leave wednesday afternoon to climb another day– let me know if you are interested in this!
So i copy and pasted this from Beth’s description (awesome description by the way beth!):
We will stay at Miguel’s Pizza, the epicenter of climbing in the Southeast. Miguel’s is a pizza joint with a fully-equipped campground attached, where the majority of climbers in the area spend their evenings. There are two options for lodging: camp outside, or pay a little extra for a cheap room above the bathhouses. We will discuss the options as the trip grows closer,
Check out what Miguel’s has to offer here: http://www.miguelspizza.com/
We will choose our climbing areas based on the weather and overall skill of the group. These will probably be decisions made as a group the night before each day. If you’d like to scout out some sick climbs, check out the online guidebook at: http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuide/
–Though the Red River Gorge is relatively beginner friendly, for the good of the group I am going to require some climbing experience. Leading experience is not necessary, but you must be able to climb at 5.9 cleanly on top rope, and you must be able to top-rope belay. I will waitlist everyone to screen for skills. If you have a question about whether or not you should sign up, email me.
–A HIGH LEVEL OF PSYCH. This place is awesome, let’s act like we’re happy to be there
–Personal climbing gear if you have it: shoes, harness, chalk bag, rope and draws if you have them
–Personal camping gear if you have it: sleeping bag, pad, tent, headlamp if you have them
–Money for food for the trip to and from Kentucky
–Optional: Extra cash for a room at Miguel’s
–additional snacks for the week
–WARM CLOTHES. It’ll probably in the 60s during the day, but it got down into the 20s overnight when we were there last Spring. Don’t be caught unawares
–Rain gear. BE PREPARED.
–dinner: ONLY FRIDAY NIGHT— pizza the other night (will bring soup).
–8 dollars per person per night for lodging.
–Additional climbing gear
–Additional camping gear
–A ride, and up to $150 of gas money for drivers.
Not sure if we will need to pay for stuff- but bring money for dinners saturday/extra for whatever!