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Climb The Red River Gorge – Fall Break

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thu, Oct. 4 - Sun, Oct. 7
All Day

Location
Red River Gorge, KY

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Climb in a World Famous Destination (no joke!)
Camp under the stars, climb towering sandstone cliffs. Relax at the halfway point of the semester.

Experience
Must know how to top rope belay and have climbed a minimum of at least twice indoors or out.  This ensures you are able to have a great time and provides more experiences for you to try.

Email Brad Beggs,bbeggs@utk.edu with questions about skill/experience requirement. 

 

Register by:  Thursday, September 28, 2018

Cost
$197 Includes 4 days of transportation, camping, equipment, food, and instruction.
Payment plan available. Email Brad if you would like to use a payment plan.

 

Description
The southern Kentucky sun warms the rock, contrasting against your breath in the cool morning air. As you inch up the final 2 feet to the cliff top at PMRP, you look over your shoulder and notice your new friends are tiny little specks 80 feet underneath you. They cheer your success when you reach the top.

Rock climbers, from new climbers to world-class athletes, travel to Red Rocks. The Red offers thousands of climbs in all shapes, sizes, heights, and level of difficulty.

It is the perfect spot for 4 days of climbing.  Rewind and get ready for the rest of the semester.

Join long-time instructor trainer, American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor, and Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, Brad Beggs, for an amazing 4 days of climbing in one of America’s premier rock climbing destinations, the Red River Gorge of Kentucky.

 

Spend 4 days climbing at the Red, from Muir Valley, to Military Wall, to the Roadside crag and others. Learn to:

  • climb on the funky and interesting rock of the Red, from vertical, to slab, to overhangs.
  • place cams, nuts, hexes on lead and build trad anchors
  • how to lead climb and fall with ease

We want you to be able to come back to the Red on your own so we’ll make sure you get the climbing experiences and skills to do so.

Nights are spent under the stars, cooking with the staff the best meals you’ve had all semester. Curl up with hot chocolate around the campfire. And tired from the day’s adventure, once inside your tent, you dream of more climbing.

The campground offers hot showers and flushing toilets.

 

This course is for you if you want to
take your climbing to the next level
learn new climbing skills and climb a bunch
have the best fall break possible

This course is not for you if you
can’t climb at least 5.8 on top rope

want to climb 5.12 or harder. Most climbs will be 5.8-5.11


About Your Instructor
Brad spent 3 seasons guiding ice climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, and first ascent trips in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. For the last 10 years, he has guided college students on climbing trips to Arizona (Mt Lemmon, Cochise Stronghold), Texas (Reimers Ranch, Enchanted Rock), Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky (Red River Gorge), Montana (Hyalite Canyon), with the goal of getting each student to the point where they can climb on their own.

Brad loves watching climbers learn the advanced skills that “magically” make them better climbers, and less afraid because they know how to get up and down climbs, even if the climb is too difficult or it started to rain – all the while not leaving expensive gear behind.


Check Some of Where You’ll Climb and Some of What You’ll Learn

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Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email utop@utk.edu, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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