Red River Gorge Guides

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Red River Gorge Activities

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Are you looking for a fun experience to share with friends and family? Look no further, you have found it! Try rock climbing in the Red River Gorge to see what it is all about. Our basic guided rock climbing and rappelling trips are a fantastic way to enjoy the area and set your adventurous spirit free. Find out why this area is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world. Are you a beginning or experienced climber wishing to develop, hone and improve your skills? Consider trying one of our skill building courses. Our 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 rock climbing, guided rappelling and classes 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.

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Our Guides

Chris Chaney

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.
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Craig 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.
These guys are outstanding. The climbing instruction was outstanding. The guide was knowledgeable and safe. The climbing areas were not full of others being they had their own space.
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Ken Atchison

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