If you’re a Type A person and need to have all the latest scheduling, we’re trying to help you out. With plenty of things going on this year, we’re hoping you can pencil us in here and there. Get the Sharpie out for the 10th annual Rocktoberfest (October 8-10). Check out the full list of our upcoming events.
On Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, Mountain Gear, in cooperation with Red River Outdoors, will be presenting its 3rd annual UCLIMB event, on the RRGCC-owned PMRP. UCLIMB is a fun event dedicated to bringing people from across the country closer to the outdoors by learning to climb in a comfortable small-group setting with other amateur climbers. Professional instructors will guide you through the basics of climbing, safety and conservation. This weekend adventure is an ideal introduction to the world of rock climbing. Mountain Gear is a strong supporter of both the PMRP purchase and the RRGCC’s educational mission of promoting responsible climbing.
Come one, come all to the 5th annual John Bronaugh and Alex Yeakley Trail Day, August 1st, 2009. Like in years past we will be depending on the Red River Gorge climbing community to come out and take care of the land you own, the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve (PMRP), in honor of two great men of the Red. We will be building and maintaining trails and, after a hard day’s work, have a great party with music, food, and “beverages” at Lago Linda Hideaway. More details will come so be sure to stay tuned or if you are on Facebook please RSVP on the RRGCC’s JATD event page.
For details and RSVP information, visit the JATD details post.
Mike Driskell has graciously offered to head a Spring Trail Day @ Roadside Crag
Saturday, June 13th, 2009
8:00 am till ???
Meet at the Roadside Lot at 8:00 am (please try to carpool as much as possible).
Dress for outdoor work (with optional afternoon and evening climbing apparel).
Tools needed are shovels, picks, pry bars, spades, rakes, loppers, pruners, and trash bags.
1. Relocate start of main trail closer to the parking lot.
2. Install a sign to display the rules for this area.
3. Install more water bars on trail from parking lot up to the base of Roadside Attraction.
4. Build steps where needed.
5. Redo the cribbing at the base of the slab routes.
6. Remove litter.
7. As many other tasks as we can get done!
In 2008 the RRGCC held a great series of events culminating in Rocktoberfest. The proceeds from Rocktoberfest plus some generous end of the year individual donations have insured that we have sufficient funding to pay the 2009 PMRP mortgage payment! Additionally, by year’s end we had saved almost $4,000 towards the 2010 PMRP mortgage payment. All in all the RRGCC raised over $74,000 in 2008 and we will be looking in 2009 to build on that momentum and raise over $80,000 towards our cause.
To get ready for 2009 the RRGCC will be holding its annual Strategic Planning Meeting on January 11, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm at Torrent Falls. The meeting is open to all and anyone that plans to attend is free to climb at Torrent in the morning.
Save the date of October 10-12 to attend Rocktoberfest 2008! The RRGCC and its sponsors are bringing a sampling of upcoming climbing videos, climbing-clinics conducted by world-class athletes, climbing competitions, outstanding prizes and give-aways from our sponsors, live music and as much entertainment as you can handle. All proceeds will go straight to the RRGCC and help us secure the mortgage for the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve (PMRP). If you don’t know about the PMRP, check here.
***Pre-Registration will be open soon so please check back so you can have the chance to win schwag by inviting people.. details to follow.
Just a reminder and an open invitation to join the BOD at the Open Board meeting this Saturday at 10am at Torrent Falls. Dr. Bob Matheny, RRGCC President and owner of Torrent Falls, will allow climbing at Torrent for all who attend the meeting.
We’re inviting you, of course, because your input is valuable. The RRGCC and the PMRP is possibly only because of you and your efforts. Please continue to help this effort be successful and plan on contributing to the meetings. An agenda will be available soon..
Thanks ahead of time.
Because of space limitation at Torrent, please plan on carpooling.
Directions and climbs at Torrent (link to redriverclimbing.com).
Today we’re rolling out a new look for the RRGCC – a completely revamped rrgcc.org.
A few of the new things we hope you’ll appreciate:
- Comment on announcements. In the spirit of community, submit your feedback to announcements and events.
- Email articles. See an article you think your friend should know about? Click the envelop at the bottom of the article.
- RSS Feeds. Want to be up on the latest from the RRGCC about access, events, or the deals with our partners? Just subscribe to our RSS Feed (also linked in the upper right of the page).
- Mailing list signup. Not into RSS Feeds? Sign up for the mailing list to get pertinent emails about events and access.
- Calendar of Events. Check out the new calendar that will give you glance at what’s coming up and recent activity on the site.
- More yet to come..
Thanks and climb on..