Red River Gorge, Kentucky

September 1-4, 2017
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The Red River Gorge is the home to world class single pitch sport and crack climbing.  The extremely pocketed sandstone cliffs of the Red River Gorge are hidden throughout the forest of central Kentucky. Miles of cliff provide plenty of terrain to work on your climbing technique and practice new skills such as lead climbing, anchor cleaning and transitioning to outdoor climbing.

The emphasis of this program is all about climbing techniques needed to climb all angles of rock from technical slabs to overhanging pockets.  Female guides will provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for you to hone your new skills.

There are  5 different skill levels of clinics to choose from and we maintain a small 4:1 ratio so you will have lots of personalized instruction. Each level is comprehensive and aims to make you a more confident and self-reliant climber.

Red River GorgeIncludes:

        • 3 days guided climbing
        • 3 Dinners
        • 4 to 1 ratio, small group sizes
        • Demo climbing gear from our sponsors: Petzl, Black Diamond, Osprey, Scarpa and more
        • Custom Chicks chalkbag by Krieg Climbing
        • Sponsor gift bag

What to Bring

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Chicks is proud to announce a Gold Level Sponsorship from Cliffview Resort. Cliffview Resort hosts Chicks during our stay at the Red River Gorge in 2016.


Option 1:
3 days climbing and 3 nights lodging $649.00


DAY 1: FRIDAY Sept 2

Arrive in Lexington early enough to drive an hour from the airport and get settled into your room at the Cliffview Resort. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries. You’ll need to bring breakfast, lunch and any post climbing snacks/beverages of your choice.

6:00 pm: Kick off meeting/orientation at our basecamp of operations at the Cliffview Resort, (directions provided). Get settled in, get demo gear from our sponsors and you will enjoy a family style dinner prepared by your guides. You’ll have the chance to mingle with the other participants, get to know your guides and finalize details for climbing in the morning.

7:00 am: Breakfast.
8:00 am: Depart for climbing.  Bring your own lunch. You’ll carpool to the climbing area with the other members of your group. Drive time will vary on climbing destination, but ranges from 15-30 minutes.
4:00 pm: Climbing day ends. Return to basecamp and unwind.
6:30 pm: Catered dinner at basecamp.
7:30 pm: Hang out time.

DAY 3: SUNDAY Sept 4
7:00 am:  Breakfast.
8:00 amDepart for climbing.  Bring your own lunch.
4:00 pm: Climbing day ends
6:30 pm: Catered dinner at basecamp

 DAY 4: MONDAY Sept 5 
7:00 am: Breakfast.
8:00 am: Pack up and check out.
8:30 am: Depart for climbing. Bring your own lunch.
3:00 am: Climbing day ends.
4:00 pm: Return to Campground for closing ceremony.
6:00 pm: Return home


*All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.
*We highly recommend that you obtain travel insurance. In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please e-mail Erin Rountree or contact her via phone at: 208-788-2870.

For international trips, Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking. If you cancel your reservation more than two months from the start of the trip, we will return your full deposit, less a $50 processing fee.  If you cancel within 60 days of your start date, or fail to appear, you are responsible for and will be charged/billed the full amount of the trip.

For events within the US, Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking.  If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days from the start of the trip, we will return your full payment, less a $50 processing fee.  Less than 30 days, no refunds will be granted.  For this reason, please consider purchasing travel insurance if you think short notice cancellation is a possibility.