John O'Leary Haight - Goodbye my friend.

by GStephens » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:40 pm

It is with a heavy hand that I write this. On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, John Haight left this world and journeyed on. John, who many knew simply as “Hop,” was an avid climber, cyclist, adventure racer, trail runner, whitewater paddler, and all things outdoors. A naturally gifted athlete, Hop is known to many as a co-founder of the Graining Fork Nature Preserve and the proprietor of the Cave Run Outdoor Center. But that description left alone is woefully inadequate because John was so much more than that to so many people. Despite traveling around the world and participating in many great adventures, he was above all else a very proud father who cherished his family. He was also a dear friend and complicé who will be sorely missed. Vaya en paz my friend. See you on the other side. - Grant

In lieu of gifts please donate to any or all of the following for John:
- Triplett Valley Trail Fund, Morehead, Ky
- Red River Gorge Climbing Coalition
- The Access Fund

Setting off fireworks at Sore Heel

by MikeWilkinson » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:22 am

Some folks likely saw this posting by the Forest Service about the wildfire out on Auxier Ridge: ... =3&theater

Which given the recent dry conditions, high winds, dry leaves, etc makes the forest all the more susceptible to spreading a fire. Probably not a good idea to be letting off fireworks in or near the woods, like some people were doing on Sunday afternoon within earshot of Curbside. Sounded like it was coming from the parking area, but it could've been anywhere along the road. Heard a few rocket-type things whizz through the air and a bunch of firecrackers go off while climbing. I love fireworks and all but do that shit elsewhere (maybe in a field?)


by RRGCC » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:16 am

Pre-register for Rocktoberfest at:

The prizes at the Black Diamond sponsored climbing comp this year will be awesome - every first placer will either win a set of draws or a new pack! The format is total points, with points awarded for each bolt clipped on redpoint - come crush and score some gear!

This year's shirt designed by MtnRanks is cooler than ever, and we're printing in full color - make sure you snag one during pre-registration because they'll sell out at the event!


Vote for Grant to Reframe The Gallery

by RRGCC » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:13 pm

Each year, the Access Fund awards up to $40,000 to worthy projects that preserve or enhance access. The RRGCC's application to the Access Fund has made it to Round 2, where public interest is paramount to getting some or all of the grant money requested.



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