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What will you do in an emergency? Who will you call?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Drive By Emergency Tube

As climbers we put ourselves in a dangerous position.  We rely on ourselves, our equipment, and our climbing partner each and every time we climb. We don’t expect bad things to happen, however sometime accidents happen.  A few months ago our community experienced a tragedy at the Darkside.

The night of the accident I had a chance to talk with climbers that were at the cliff that day.  Through our discussions, I felt pain of my friends, as we searched for the why.

That night everyone was shaken, but I asked questions looking for ways that the RRGCC could help. There is little that the RRGCC can do to prevent accidents. When I asked what could have been better, here is what they said:

  1. “We did not know who to call or what the phone number was
  2. We did not know what county we were in
  3. Even though we sent a runner out to meet the ambulance, they missed each other
  4. We did not know how to explain to the Rescue Squad where we were in terms that they understood
  5. The Rescue Squad did not know where the Darkside was  . . . “


Thursday Slideshow at Phillip Gall’s

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Phillip Gall’s of Lexington is kicking Rocktoberfest off by hosting Jonathan Siegrist, Emily Harrington, and Sam Elias as they talk about their adventures and share some of their stellar photos of even more stellar locations. Grab a friend and head over Thursday, October 7 from 7-9pm and take a stab a winning gear including harnesses, jackets, draws, and more from Black Diamond, The North Face, and Arc’teryx. And if you happen to miss the Lady Luck, Phillip Gall’s is offering to take 10% off your entire purchase just for attending, a perfect chance to catch a deal to replace that ratty rope of yours.

Jonathan Siegrist, Emily Harrington, and Sam Elias make this pit stop on their way to the Red for Rocktoberfest.  The athletes will be signing posters and answering questions and helping us to raffle off Black Diamond, The North Face, and Arcteryx gear following the presentations. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the RRGCC.

So support a local vendor and join us for a great night. For more information, check out Phillip Gall’s on Facebook and Twitter.

Climbers That Care

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Strive to be, and make others, happy at this summer's Climbers That Care event

It’s easy to put the blinders on from time to time, especially as you’re thinking about the crux moves of your latest proj. But when you take a second to stop for the stray dog that runs across the road in front of you and take a look around at the homes and lives surrounding you, you’ll see that there are plenty of ways you can help the communities that you call home for the weekends in the RRG.

The RRG area, touching Powell, Wolfe, Lee, and Menifee counties, is home to some of the best people you’ve probably never met. But the economic truth of the matter means they need a hand from time to time. And with school about to get back in gear, it’s that time again.

Update: If you can’t make it to Red River Outdoors or to JATD, stop by Phillip Gall’s Outdoors in Lexington (mapped location) and let the employee on duty know it’s for Kate LaBoone. Thanks PG’s!

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