|8 am .. #planB #1/36th irish|
|5.10 Demo, Urban Krag. Dayton OH|
The Red is one of many spots in the region with amazing sandstone bluffs and caves intertwined with memories of industry. It has a quiet beauty. When you stand under a swooping overhang that’s 110 feet tall, it’s easy to see why the Red is one of the premiere climbing destinations in the country.
|B. Dorough showing off... new 2014 product|
The RRGCC’s annual Rocktoberfest is geared at raising funds for climbing access and preservation in the gorge. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as this was my first Rocktoberfest. From the minute we set up shop on Friday Five Ten’s booth was rolling. It was great to see all of the people show up for such a cool event that supports a great cause. 7am came early Saturday morning. Demos kicked off on the bright and the day proved to be warm but great for climbing. I was under a common misconception prior to Saturday, that you wouldn’t have much opportunity to climb with so many people at the event; I thought the cliff might be “crap” show. I was wrong. The Red is so vast that you can easily escape any crowd, no matter how large it is or if you are looking for a scene you could find that easily too. We managed to get a little climbing in over the weekend and I was blown away by the generosity and hospitality of our hosts the RRGCC. Thank you guys for putting on such an awesome event and doing what it takes to preserve climbing for future generations.
If you are unfamiliar with the RRGCC or the Rocktoberfest, I encourage you to check out their website. http://rrgcc.org
(TAKEN FROM RRGCC.ORG WEBSITE)
We value rock climbing as a form of recreation that is good for both individuals and local communities. We also value the world class rock climbing opportunities found in and around Red River Gorge, Kentucky as a national treasure that are deserving of our best efforts to preserve for all Americans and for all climbers to enjoy, experience, and appreciate.
Our vision is to build an organization that provides the public service of securing and preserving the highest quality climbing opportunities and inspires climbers to become “Citizen Trustees of Climbing”—empowering ourselves through “ownership” (taking responsibility) and direct participation.
Our mission is to ensure open, public access to ample, quality outdoor rock climbing opportunities to meet the needs of current and future climbers and to encourage the conservation of the natural environment, on publicly managed and privately owned land by protecting, promoting, and ensuring responsible climbing.
Our strategy is to first responsibly secure the opportunity to climb, whether on public or private land, and then make climbing sustainable for climbers and the environment, and finally to make all climbing exemplary.