Climbing in Lexington


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Kentucky Rock and Adventure Guides' team of certified scalesmen leads climbers of all skill levels skyward during five unique outdoor climbing adventures. Each peak-bound pilgrimage throughout the Red River Gorge and Lake Vesuvius focuses on teaching students safe climbing techniques. During the beginners? course, greenhorns learn basic fundamentals, such as knot tying, using equipment before applying new skills to an actual climb. The instructor squad also shares their passion for scaling via traditional and sport climbing sessions that cater to seasoned mountaineers. A preclimb email briefs students on what items to bring, and KRAG outfits each guest with the necessary trimmings for safe ascension, including a helmet, rock-climbing shoes, and ropes to lasso low-flying weather balloons.
380 Skybridge Rd.
Pine Ridge,
KY
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Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.
455 Cliffview Road
Campton,
KY
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For a quick and easy bite to eat, Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop is known for its piping hot pizza. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop is great for families with kids. On warmer days, take advantage of Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop's outdoor seating. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop's complimentary wifi. You can also grab your food to go. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Miguels Pizza and Rock Climbing Shop serves up all three meals.
1890 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade,
KY
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The exuberant energy of childhood led many youthful explorers to climb their first tree, but the staff of EarthJoy Tree Adventures turned it into a lifetime pursuit. During safety-conscious lessons, instructors combine the rope-assisted techniques of rock-climbing with a few tree-specific tricks honed over lots of practice. They scurry up the trunks of old, vibrant trees, swing, surf and hang amid the branches, and rappel down. They teach students how to bring gear up with them during a climb and string a hammock between branches. Such hammocks provide a restful retreat from the world below?even a place to pass the night as humanity?s ancient ape-like ancestors must have: nestled among the high bows of a tree, waiting for a flash of lightning so they could read a few more words in their book.
1500 Race Track Rd
Alexandria,
KY
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For this 5K race, a normally tame park or other venue is transformed into Mean Streets, an urban-themed obstacle course. In the Construction Zone, participants navigate over and under traffic barriers of different heights followed by a dive into a trash-filled dumpster. After bypassing the dumpster zone, runners test their stamina as cat burglars, scrambling through first-floor windows and trespassing through backyards. They barely touch ground before scaling upward once again on the Time-to-Climb portion of the course, which features a Jason Bourne-esque run across the rooftops. Finally, contestants climb out a window and onto the fire escape, swinging across an 8-foot ladder to reach the finish.
3021 River Road
Louisville,
KY
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Rock Gem Climbing Center challenges any level of climber with varying ascents and curved bouldering faces. The staff helps climbers take full advantage of the facilities with lessons, belaying duties, and gear demos. Groups can head to Rock Gem to climb together during special events or birthday parties, and all visitors should wear comfortable, loose clothing that allows full range of motion.
4300 Blue Lick Road
Louisville,
KY
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