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! ***





Rocktoberfest 2014 FAQs

by RRGCC » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:09 pm

In anticipation of a fantastic weekend of rock climbing, celebrating open access to great rock climbing, and raising money to keep it open forever, here are a few FAQs for the weekend.

Are the PMRP and MFRP open this weekend?
Yes, they are! The PMRP and MFRP are never closed. Please come and enjoy these great areas we all work so hard to ensure open access to!

What happens if it rains?
The show must and will go on! As always, we will have the giant circus tent for the Reel Rock Tour, music, auctions and much more. Pack your rain gear (or buy some from our sponsors) to keep the rain at bay and come play! Don't let the forecast keep you away - it could be wrong, and even if it's right, dry climbing on rainy days is one of the Red's best features!

Where is the MFRP parking lot?
GPS coordinates are 37°38’31.9″N 83°40’44.0″W (37.642204, -83.678900)
Directions: Follow 11 south toward Beattyville, past Koops Gas Station. Take a left on Shumaker Ridge Road - the first road on the left (after the Carpet sign). Follow the windy road for 3.5 miles and turn right down a gravel road next to Angel Falls Resort. Follow the gravel road to the bottom of the hill. Turn right before the large creek crossing. Follow the road with the creek on your left. You will come to a large gravel parking lot with oil tanks and a kiosk. Please park in this lot and make sure not to block oil equipment.

What is the condition of the road to the Sore Heel Parking lot?
Please do not park in Sore Heel parking lot - it is no longer financially sustainable to maintain. The RRGCC has created a new, sustainable parking area in Flat Holler. It is located on the left of Bald Rock Road opposite of the right turn to Sore Heel. Please use the short cut trail to access Sore Heel area. The walking distance is approximately 5 min.

I want to climb at MFRP but I do not want to enter the Clip-n-Go competition. Is that ok?
Of course it is!

What is the purpose of Rocktoberfest?
The purpose of Rocktoberfest is to raise money to pay the mortgage for the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve. The RRGCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The product and services of the generous vendors at Rocktoberfest have been donated to the RRGCC to help us raise as much money as possible for securing and maintaining our land.

How do the clinics work?
This year there are a variety of clinics that are offered by professional athletes from around the country. These athletes are donating their time to raise money for the mortgage payment. The clinics are on Sunday and will go from 9am until 3pm.

How much does child entry cost?
0-6 free of charge
7-12 admission is half price

MFRP signs stolen

by DriskellHR » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:53 pm

I think 4 so far. Kinda lame and I'm sure I'm pissing in the wind here but if anyone knows anything please let me know. Also keep your eyes out for em laying in a ditch please.

Several good folks put lots of time into those.

Won't be installing new signs any time soon anywhere near the roads. Sorry y'all, I just don't want to waste your $$

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