Red River Gorge Guide Service

Red River Gorge Guides

Set Your Adventurous Spirit Free With the Oldest Established Guiding Service In the Red River Gorge

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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Basic Guided Climbing / Rappelling Trip
Half or Full Day
From $55/each
  • Rate depends on number of participants
  • All climbing gear provided
  • Great for Beginners
Learn to Climb Course
2 Full Days
from $400/group
  • Rate depends on number of participants
  • All climbing gear provided
  • Technical instruction provided
Gym to Outdoor Transition Course
Full Day
from $200/group
  • Rate depends on number of participants
  • All climbing gear provided
  • For experienced climbers

Our Guides

Erik 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.

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.
Ken Atchison

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