Guide Bios

Craig BentleyCraig Bentley

Craig is the Supervisory Guide for all outdoor and outfitter activities at Red River Outdoors. An avid and lifetime outdoorsman, he has been on rope or boat for as long as he cares to remember. He has spent his lifetime in the forest or on the water either for work or play.

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, he has 30+ 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.

Along with all Red River Outdoor guides, he hopes to introduce you to one of our services that can provide you a lifetime of joy outdoors.

Erik KloekerErik Kloeker

Erik is a Kentucky local, passionate about climbing in Red River Gorge and abroad. Erik enjoys multiple disciplines including Sport, Traditional, and Multi-pitch climbing. He has over 350 ticks in the Red River Gorge alone, including numerous First Ascents. In the winter Erik enjoys climbing abroad, spending time the last 3 winters in El Potrero Chico, Mexico.

When not climbing, Erik is an active partner of the American Safe Climbing Association and RRG Fixed Gear Initiative, replacing manky, rusted bolts in Red River Gorge, having replaced well over 100 bolts and counting to date. Erik is a AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, and member of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team.

Contact us for more information

(606) 663-7625 (Office – Cabin Reservations)

(859) 230-3567 (Cell – Guiding Reservations)

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