Red River Gorge Guides
Are you looking for a fun experience to share with friends and family? Look no further, let us be your "Gateway to the Red River Gorge!" ™ Try any of our guided activities in the Red River Gorge.
Our basic guided rock climbing trips are a fantastic way to enjoy the area and set your adventurous spirit free. We specialize in safely introducing adventure seekers to rock climbing. Find out why this area is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world.
Would you like to try something different? We offer a variety of private training courses and coming soon we will offer SUP/Canoe/Kayak lessons and Recreational Tree Climbing.
Our Red River Gorge Guides have a mix of professional training and certifications, along with years of experience. We accommodate any experience level. All gear and equipment is included in the cost of the guided trip.
Guided experiences are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to reserve a day. A 24-hour notice is preferred, but feel free to contact us for availability and we'll fit you in if possible.
Guided Rock Climbing Trips and Courses
See What The Red River Gorge Is All About!
Do you want to find out what rock climbing is all about, and without having to learn all the technical stuff? We specialize in introducing folks from all walks of life to this exciting activity.
Our guides will set up the ropes and belay you while you and your friends enjoy a fun, safe day out in the Red River Gorge.
If you have any questions, Contact us at 859-230-3567 for answers, or send us an email and we will respond as promptly as we are able.
Hope to see you on the rock.
1 to 6 people
When deciding to do technical adventure in the outdoors, let us help you make that transition to rope work with confidence. Our focus is always on safety first.
We offer GYM TO OUTDOOR, LEARN TO CLIMB and RAPPELLING clinics as private courses.
Private courses require different learning time based on experience and ability. One day to multiple days.
Please Contact us previous to booking , at 859-230-3567 or email, to discuss these activities.
1 to 4 people
Guided Climbing Rates
Rates are listed per person unless otherwise noted.
|# in Group||1/2 day *||Full day **|
*Half day trips are up to 4.5 hours.
**Full day trips are 5 to 8 hours.
Red River Gorge Guides provides all needed equipment for guided trips.
You should wear clothing that doesn't restrict your movements (especially your legs) and that is suitable for the weather, sturdy shoes for hiking (no sandals or flip-flops please!), and bring plenty of water for everyone in your group, especially in the warmer months. Some locations will require walking up to 20 minutes prior to activity.
Some other suggested items:
hat and/or sunglasses
your own harness and climbing shoes (if you have them)
Please DO NOT bring:
You should bring no more than you can comfortably carry in a small daypack.
Craig is the Supervisory Guide for all outdoor and outfitter activities at Red River Gorge Guides. An avid and lifetime outdoorsman, he has been on rope or boat for as long as he can remember. He has spent a lifetime in the forest and on the water working or playing.
Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, he has 25+ years experience in land and natural resource management working as a contractor or an employee of various private, State, and Federal agencies throughout the United States and abroad.
He hopes to introduce you to one of our services that can provide you a lifetime of joy outdoors.
Chris is a Red River Gorge native and has spent his life exploring the outdoors and sharing his adventures with others. He enjoys bouldering, mountaineering, traditional climbing and sport climbing. He also enjoys mountain biking, paddling, arch bagging and hiking. When he is not out in nature as a Red River Gorge Guide, you can still find him out exploring and planning his next adventure.
A story teller and published author, he hopes to share his love of the Red River Gorge with any and all.
He is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor and has been climbing for over 25 years.
Contact Red River Gorge Guides:
- Please contact us with any questions.
- Address:415 Natural Bridge Rd. Slade, KY 40376
- Phone:859-230-3567 (Craig)
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