Open to all rock climbing levels




November 13 & 14, 2021


Tucked away in the forests of Slade, Kentucky are a mecca of sandstone cliffs just waiting to fill your forearms with glee (and pump!).

New to rock climbing? The Red River Gorge is an excellent venue to establish best outdoor practices and learn!


Want to bump your sport climbing to the next level, and cast off from the gym? No matter what level you are at, there is no better venue than the Red River Gorge!


Friendships and Belay-tionships: Join a supportive community, led by amazing women guides and meet life-long climbing partners!


IRIS guides are here for you. As excellent educators and detailed oriented, we are here to help you develop your outdoor sport climbing skills and your lead climbing confidence!

November 12:

Arrive at the Red River Gorge and get settled in


November 13:

Group & Gathering

9am: Meet @ Muir Valley Parking for Climbing & Hiking

9am-5pm: Climb


November 14:

9am – 4:30pm:  Climb

4:30pm: Wrap-up social gathering


Closest airport: Lexington, KY


Accommodation Recommendation:


Miguel’s Pizza (also a food recommendation):

1890 Natural Bridge Rd.

Slade, KY 40376

Also has rental Airbnb on their site


Lago Linda Hideaway:

950 Black’s Ridge Rd.

Beattyville, KY 41311


Land of the Arches:

5150 KY 715

Campton, KY 41301


Cabin Rentals:

Red River Gorge Cabin Rentals

Scenic Cabin Rentals

Red River Gorgeous

Red River Outdoors




2 days of guided climbing

4:1 ratio  (minimum of 2; maximum of 8)


Not Included:




Personal climbing gear and clothing

Guide gratuity

Travel insurance (highly recommended!)

Incurred costs by leaving a trip early

Incurred costs as a result of force majeure



● Harness
● Helmet
● Rock Shoes
● Belay Device plus Locking Carabiner
● Chalk (optional)
● Belay gloves (optional)
● Crack climbing gloves (hand jammies): for Indian Creek clinics
● Any personal items you’d like to use/try during the clinic
Ie. Quickdraws; rock pro; anchoring materials
● Approach shoes (or close-toed hiking shoes/ sneakers)
● Day pack: 30-40L
● 2L+ Water / Hydration


Clothes & Extras:
● Climbing pant or short (shorts long enough to fit under harness legloops)
● Long sleeve sun shirt (recommended to keep cool and keep sun off)
● Tank top / sports bra
● Rain jacket
● Insulating jacket (light puff or similar)
Maple Canyon in October or RRG in November will require 2 insulating layers
● Ball cap / sun hat
● Sunscreen
● Sunglasses
● Personal first aid kit
Guides will carry one; only if you specifically need something: ie. epi pen, benadryl, personal meds, blister care


Camping Overnight Needs (may not be applicable to your program):
● Tent
● Sleeping bag
● Sleeping pad
● Cooler
● Cook kit (stove / fuel)
● Eating utensils, bowl, plate
● Toiletries
● Headlamp
● Water jugs


AMGA Assistant Rock Guide

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide