Red River Gorge, KY: Sept 28-30, 2018

Join Chicks for our Red River Gorge women’s climbing weekend. The Red is home to world-class single pitch sport and crack climbing on pocketed sandstone overhangs and face climbs. There’s a reason that people migrate to the Red from all over the world to climb it’s hallowed walls. There are literally dozens of sandstone cliffs hidden throughout the forest of central Kentucky in Daniel Boone National Forest. Miles of cliff provide plenty of terrain to work on your climbing technique and practice new skills such as lead climbing, anchor cleaning and transitioning from the indoor climbing gym to outdoor climbing.

The emphasis of the Red River Gorge women’s climbing weekend is learning and refining the climbing techniques needed to climb all angles of rock from technical slabs to overhanging pockets.  Our Chick Guides will provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for you to hone your new skills.

There are  4 different skill levels of clinics to choose from and we maintain a small 4:1 ratio so you will have lots of personalized instruction. Each level is comprehensive and aims to make you a more confident and self-reliant climber. You will be paired up with others of similar experience and shared goals, to make sure you are challenged at the appropriate level.

Red River Gorge


  • 2 days guided climbing
  • 2 nights accommodations at Red River Gorge Retreat
  • All Dinners and breakfasts
  • 4 to 1 ratio
  • Demo gear from our sponsors
  • Welcome gift bag


  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Guide gratuity
  • Trip Insurance


$699.00 – 2 days guiding and instruction; 2 nights lodging


DAY 1: FRIDAY, September 28, 2018
Arrive in Lexington early enough to drive an hour from the airport and get settled into your room at the Red River Gorge Retreat. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries. You’ll need to bring breakfast, lunch and any post climbing snacks/beverages of your choice.

6:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at our base camp of operations at the Red River Gorge Retreat owned an operated by Miguel’s Pizza, the iconic Red River Gorge climber hangout. Get settled in, get demo gear from our sponsors and you will enjoy a family style dinner prepared by your guides. You’ll have the chance to mingle with the other participants, get to know your guides and finalize details for climbing in the morning.

DAY 2: SATURDAY, September 29, 2018
7:00 am: Breakfast.
8:00 am: Depart for climbing.  Bring your own lunch. You’ll carpool to the climbing area with the other members of your group. Drive time will vary on climbing destination but ranges from 15-30 minutes.
4:00 pm: Climbing day ends. Return to basecamp and unwind.
6:30 pm: Catered dinner at basecamp.
7:30 pm: Hang out time.

 DAY 4: SUNDAY, September 30, 2018
7:00 am: Breakfast.

8:00 am: Pack up and check out.
8:30 am: Depart for climbing. Bring your own lunch.
3:00 am: Climbing day ends.
4:00 pm: Closing meeting.
6:00 pm: Return home


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all programs, refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well. In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.