Red River Gorge in November

Nov 13th 2013 — Climbing,NC and Kentucky — 7:50 am

3 days at the Red with Tucker.

The first day we got our butts kicked trad climbing, ending with my first rappel in the dark after starting some adventure-chimney route near dusk. The start was a small roof where you are hanging from 2 hand jams after scrambling up a little ways, pretty serious for 5.8 I thought.

By the third day we left the trad-rack in the car. (gasp)

All the climbers we met were friendly, the sandstone was solid and varied, and the woods had a welcoming deciduous forest softness to them.

Rock Wars Chimney Cruise Control Stick Bug The View Michael The Gift Autumn Pogue Ethics Miguel's at Night Miguel's in the Morning Warm-Up Johnny's Wall Gettin Lucky in Kentucky Driving Back


  1. what’s a trad-rack? Sounds important!

    Comment by Dad — November 15, 2013 @ 4:13 pm
  2. Great question Dad! A trad rack is a bunch of expensive jangly metal stuff you clip together on a loop, carry around in a large bag, and then take out and dinker around with at the appropriate time to look cool and impress the ladies.

    Comment by michael — November 15, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

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