Upcoming Events

Train the Trainer, Land Stewardship Weekend

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

(From Mike Driskell)

August 22/23, 2015

The purpose of this class is to seek out those interested individuals who want to be active land stewards for the RRGCC and lead trail days, develop trail systems, and participate in the overall management of RRGCC lands. Upon completion of the first day, participants will be able to plan and lead trail days either with supervision or, ideally, on their own. Upon completion of the second day, participants will be able to layout new trails systems and either assist in or execute the building of those trails.

Saturday 9am – 12pm — Morning class (Lago Linda’s Shakeout Lounge)

Will consist of:

– An introduction
– Short video on trail building
– Classroom discussion on common problems and what we typically do to solve them
– Safety aspects of trail days
– Planning and execution trail days
– Tools and their use
– Common trail “no no”s
– Trail building techniques
– Water mitigation
– Repair and solutions to problem areas
– Bridge building
– Belay bases
– “The enemy” – Water
– Flora and fauna to watch for
– Much more!

Saturday 1pm – 5pm — Afternoon session (outside at the MFRP)

Will consist of:

– Hands on trail building
– Review examples of good trails, and bad trails
– Discuss elements of trail building learned indoors
– Ideally, cut some trails

Saturday evening – Optional 7pm – 10pm?

I’ll host a get together at my place, with cold beverages and burgers. Driskell Home Repair will be feeding you. Discussions on the day’s lessons and an information exchange among participants (brainstorming session, our chance to hear what YOU think, this is very important).

You are welcome to stay the night, I enjoy the company, but space is limited, chairs, sleeping bags, ground pads and tents (if its raining) are recommended.

Sunday – Optional 9am- 3pm?

– Meet and greet in MFRP parking and short review of Saturday’s trail layout basics
– Layout new trails discussing the “how”s and “why”s of our path
– Micro ecosystems and how to avoid them
– Trees species, intro into tree cutting selections – what to save and why
– HWA identification and education

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RRGCC Fall 2014 Open Meeting

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition is holding an open meeting on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Pine Crest Camp Lodge (203 Pinecrest Camp Rd, Beattyville, KY 41311) from 9:30 – 10:30am. The purpose of the meeting will be to discussing the formation of three volunteer committees to improve our effectiveness in 2015 and beyond. The work of these committees will focus on the areas of communication, land management, and fundraising. We will also be discussing the Conservation Alliance grant for the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve purchase and the RRGCC’s need to raise a little over $11,000 in matching funds by the end of 2014 to fulfill the grant requirements. If you are interested in being involved with one of the committees or want to help with the Conservation Alliance grant fundraising but can’t attend the meeting please contact us.

2010 Meeting & Event Schedule

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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.


3rd Annual Mountain Gear UCLIMB

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
A group of participant at the Red River Gorge 2007

A group of participant at the Red River Gorge 2007

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.

5th Annual Johnny and Alex Trail Day

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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.

Spring Trail Day at Roadside Crag

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Upcoming Event:

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.

Projects include:

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!

2008 was a Great Year, 2009 to be Even Better

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

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 Dates > October 10-12

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Rocktobefest 2008Save 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.

Reminder: RRGCC Open Board Meeting this Saturday

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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).

A New Look

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

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..

So check it out, subscribe to the feeds, and stay up to date.. and, when you get a chance, support us and our sponsors to help with the 2009 PMRP payment.

Thanks and climb on..