Conservation Alliance Grant

by RRGCC » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Dear RRG Climbing Community,

Time and again you've shown everyone that you're the best climbing community out there. We need your help to do it again!

In April, we received a generous $35,000 grant from the Conservation Alliance. To complete the conditions of the grant, we need to raise a little over $10,000 in additional donations by December 31, 2014 to meet our match goal of $35,000. Before Rocktoberfest, almost $4,000 had been raised. Because you're all so awesome and didn't let a monsoon stop you from coming out, we raised another $21,000 towards the match at Rocktoberfest. We're almost there - but we still need your help to finish it out!

We challenge you, the community who loves this land, to help us reach the matching goal - by making a donation or by organizing a fundraising event in your area.

Please go to to donate, or to to host a local fundraising event, and continue to help us in the mission of ensuring open access to climbing in the Red River Gorge!


RRGCC Fall 2014 Meeting

by RRGCC » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:57 pm

We are holding a meeting at the Pine Crest Camp Lodge this coming Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30am - Topics of discussion will include committee work planned for 2015 and the additional fundraising required to match the Conservation Alliance grant. During Rocktoberfest over $20,000 was raised towards the grant but we still need to raise a little over $11,000 to meet the matching goal of $35,000 by the end of 2014. All one time donations are being applied to the matching campaign for the MFRP purchase. If you are not able to attend the meeting but are still interested in helping with committee work or with the matching campaign please send us a note via our contact page -

Free 7 day trial of the new Rakkup app

by ray » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:48 pm

Available only during Rocktoberfest!

FREE 7 day Red River Gorge South Rakkup trial guide.

To get your free trial, download rakkup from the App Store or Google Play, and use the "Try it" button located on the Red River Gorge South product page in rakkup.

This free trial is sponsored by Outdoor Research. ... ir-valley/

Our Sept. 20 MFRP Trail Day Was a Huge Succcess!

by RRGCC » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:36 pm

Our Land Management crew has been busy in the weeks leading up to Rocktoberfest: on September 20th, a group of students from EKU teamed up with climbing community volunteers and trail leaders for a day of hard work and good times at Miller Fork!

Some of the items they checked off the to-do list include:
- finished armoring projects on the newest (and seasonally wettest) sections of the Highlands area trails
- bench cut existing trail to the Monastery
- cut new access trail to Monastery routes on both sides
- graveled initial approach to main trailhead
- Moved, dug in, and buried a 5' wide, 9' tall, and 10" thick slab of sandstone to be the mounting point and for the recent Lee County and RRGCC lock and chains (see our press release on the ribbon cutting ceremony)

Special thanks to Andrew and Hannah Tolliver for letting us use their rigging (and trash it in the process) and brains to get the rock slab moved! This huge task could not have been done without your genius!

For more info on trail days, info on how to get involved, or to donate, please visit ( for the latter).

***Come check out the results of our hard work and help us pack down the trails as you sprint from crag to crag this Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Rocktoberfest Clip-n-Go climbing competition! $20 buys you a scoresheet that includes a map of the area, and puts you in the running for some awesome prizes from our comp sponsor: Black Diamond! ***





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