Climbers Buying Up More Land In Kentucky

Big news for climbers visiting the Red River Gorge in Kentucky:

The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition (RRGCC) and Access Fund are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 309 acres in Beattyville, Kentucky. Named the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, the land includes several miles of cliff line, some of which has been developed but with the vast majority of it awaiting discovery and development. There is potential for more than a dozen individual crags and hundreds of high-quality routes.

The RRGCC is looking for the support of climbers in paying back the $245,000 purchase price, something they have had success with in the past with the recently paid-off 750 acre Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

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8 Responses to Climbers Buying Up More Land In Kentucky

  1. Aaron Schneider June 3, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Sweeeeet. On a related note, there is a small climbing competition to benefit the RRGCC at Vertical Adventures in Columbus, Ohio this coming Saturday, June 8th. The complete info is here: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/217395_10152834553190597_1405397244_n.jpg

    (Note, I do not work for the RRGCC or VA)

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  2. Stephen June 3, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    When will Miller Fork Recreational Preserve be open to climbing? Is there anyone that has a guide for it?

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  3. Malachi Smith June 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Be careful wandering the woods in that area. If you smell a skunky smell… walk the opposite direction (quickly)

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    • Ben June 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

      Why?

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      • Rumors June 4, 2013 at 12:06 am #

        I hear climbers station skunks to guard their secret projects.

        Plus ya know… territorial gardeners.

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        • Eric J in Philly June 6, 2013 at 10:50 am #

          Oh, yeah, what you already said.

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    • Eric J in Philly June 6, 2013 at 10:33 am #

      Pot farm? I hear those farmers can be quite territorial. I started writing this comment in jest, but now I wonder if I should take a more sober tone.

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  4. Matt June 6, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    For just 245k, I could have bought 12crags insteadof a home for 20% more?

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