The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost’s tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a three- to four-hour rappelling tour (a $100 value)
- $49 for a five-hour beginning climbing lesson and climb (a $180 value)
- $120 for a five-hour rock climbing adventure for four (a $400 value)<p>
During rappelling adventures, guides begin with short, low-angle rappels, ensuring that participants can gain confidence in their technique. As their savvy improves, climbers increase the length and steepness of their ropes. For beginner climbs, guides reveal climbing terminology, knots, and proper teamwork. Climbs and tours include use of gear, harnesses, helmets, and climbing footwear. The activities take place at rock locations throughout the Red River Gorge.<p>
Kentucky Rock & Adventure Guides
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.