Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Red River Road Trip

On Sunday my partner Dolci and I returned from a southeastern road trip. Our destination on this particular spring break trip was Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky. "The Red", as it's known to nearly all climbers, might have the best sport climbing in the entire United States. There are nearly 2000 rock climbs within a 20-mile radius of Slade, Kentucky, the nearest small town to the gorge. Spectacular overhanging pocketed faces broken only by amazing splitter crack and corner systems are commonplace at nearly every cliff there. The rock on some of these overhanging faces is so featured you'd swear someone built them just for climbing. Here are a few images from the trip.


2 6' black snakes

On the way in to Long Wall

Pondering the sanity of crossing a suspension
bridge