Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Red River Gorge, KY
“The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is one of the best rock-climbing areas in the world. Its solid well-featured sandstone makes for steep, spectacular climbing, with an almost equal mix of sport and traditionally protected pitches.”
The Red River Gorge is an internationally popular destination for climbers.
The Red is set up a little differently than the New; instead of 3 or 4 huge areas (Endless, Kaymoor, Summersville, etc), there are basically 50 Cotton Tops. http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuide/. We will plan on hitting 2 crags a day. morning /evening climbing sessions with siesta’s mid day….
Most crags have a few 5.9s and 5.10s but it is rare to find a crag with lots of moderate climbs. We will climb some 9s, mostly 10s and 11s, and some 12s.
MINIMUM TRIP REQUIREMENTS:
-Ability to tie in and top-rope belay
-Climb 5.10 cleanly on top-rope
-Ask me if you are unsure
-8/18(Thursday) at 8 AM
– The drive is approximately 7 hours each way and will stop to stay at a friends house on the way as needed. We are climbingThursday – Sunday at the red, then retreat to the New River Gorge for monday to shorten the drive back to Cville.
-Breakfast and lunch is covered by the club, dinner is all you
-We will bring lunches to crag and cook breakfasts and dinners Friday morning-Sun morning. You are responsible for all the meals outside of those (i.e., on the road)
-camp at Miguel’s (covered by the club).
Priorities are given to the following members:
-Able to lead climb and/or lead belay
-I recommend a pre trip meeting to layout food / lodging
– max attendies = 4 …. or more depending on # of cars
Please do NOT sign up for this trip unless:
-You are at least 75% sure
-You are Ok with the departure and arrival times
-Gas reimbursement or ride in a car
– Food reimbursement
-Climbing gear (ropes, draws)
-Personal climbing gear if needed (harness, shoes, belay device, chalk bag)
-*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
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