"There are no byroads, no crossroads here. All the year round the hills are fresh and green; East or West, in whichever direction you may have a fine walk." -Alan Watts Pictured: rock bridge arch, a waterfall by rock bridge arch, princess arch, and angels windows.
big things • tiny me
Hang tight - it's all downhill from here to the weekend. At which point it becomes super overhanging. 😂 Here's @probablybrian on Twinkie 5.12a at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Who's getting outside this weekend?! . . . 📸 @captaikens #redrivergorge #climbing #overhang #hangtight #almosttheweekend #cantwaitfortheweekend #getoutside #getoutstayout #letsclimbchicago
the happiest of campers pc: @courtneygearhart
Crimpin’ Ain’t Easy (5.11c)
The Kentucky Trip was such a great experience!! So glad I got to spend 4 days in such an amazing place with such amazing people! I can’t wait for the many more adventures to come💕🌲
@jovany_cuesta met @alexandermegos and snagged a pic but I can only see the guy with the sock hat and flute... just swipe.
Spending some time in the woods with not only my best friend but ari’s as well was so nice. We all had a blast. @mariatruitt managed to carry me down this cliff to hang out next to the creek too. Then carried me back up! True friends are hard to come by but I’m glad and thankful I’ve surrounded myself with the best friends I could ever ask for. 🥰 #bestfriends #travel #rrg #redrivergorge #kentucky #paraplegic #paralyzed #disabled #pitbull #ari #cora #fall #perfectweather #creekside #autumn #happiness #getoutside
Rocktoberfest 19 . . . 📷: @courtneygearhart
Morning in the gorge
Some shots of friends on amazing walls at The Red. Honored to spend 4 nights in a freezing tent and 18+ hours in a car with you. @luoutingclub
night climbing at The Gallery 👍👍👍
pictured: Jesse not being a weenie on slab lol
excellent little weekend climbing at the Red! Great weather, great climbing, cool people. All the steep stuff was fun but wish I wasn't a weenie on slab, and wish my pulley ligament was better lol 😆 . . . . (also I'm slacking on posting so here goes)
my best pal
I was so excited to finally make it back to The Red and this trip definitely did not disappoint. I had a blast playing around with this crew and already can’t wait to go back! 🧗🏼♂️
Last weekend I got the chance to get out and backpack one of my favorite places. @caitlyn_eb and I covered 30 miles and got to check out some awesome features of RRG along the way. One thing I enjoyed the most about this trip was walking out to the exposed rocks at night to watch the stars come out. Temperatures are definitely getting cooler, but it's amazing how warm you can stay using a sleeping bag as a blanket. 😂 • • • #onlyinkentucky #optoutside #getoutstayout #idhikethatcrew #sonya6000 #explorekentucky #travelky #hikerrg #justgoshoot #stargazing #astrophotography #longexposure
I have gotten a lot of questions about what exactly an "adventure session" is, so HERE WE GO.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHAT: a 1-3 hour session where we travel together/meet up and go on a hike, swim, or explore, while I lug around a camera and document that adventure. It is fuuuuull of movement and it honestly almost doesn't even feel like a "session." It's an experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHERE: anywhere!! although I super recommend your favorite hiking trail, or somewhere special to you. If you have no freaking clue, I do location scouting all the time and will find the perfect spot for ya⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHEN: this totally depends on where you are located, but the sweeeeeeet spot (in my opinion) is Early Fall/Late Spring at either sunrise, or 2 hours before sunset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHY: because y'all aren't robots Fam. The whole point of a photograph is to reminisce, and I got real tired real fast of basic, frozen poses, only spending an hour with you beautiful humans, and choosing some rando park to go to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Adventure sessions are my absolute favorite + even if you aren't necessarily the "adventurous" type, try me, and I may change your mind ;) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ↟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHO: you???
Fun couple of days spent down at the Red’s Rocktoberfest with @kateandkona, @gabetmw and @rariety_child. ‘Air Ride Equipped’ 5.11a
Continuing the trad lead journey, slowly but surely with psych.
This weekend we visited our oldest son for his fall break and spent the day at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. We did several small hikes to cool rock bridges, arch formations, suspension bridges, a waterfall, and cliffs. Yes, there were some "Is this our last hike yet?" questions, but all in all after almost 8 miles, it was a good day outside. Hiking can do things like lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and boost bone density, but it can also boost your mood. "Research shows that hiking has a positive impact on combating the symptoms of stress and anxiety," says Gregory A. Miller, PhD, president of the American Hiking Society. "Being in nature is ingrained in our DNA, and we sometimes forget that." So as our friend and colleague Martin Pazzani says - Age Younger, Get Outside! #FAI #GetOutside #hike #optoutside #fall #redrivergorge #nature #fitness .
“There’s a beauty in being broke and I’ve been seeing it” -Dermot Kennedy Alternate caption: “Meant what I said, I want all of this all of the time” -Dermot Kennedy
On-sight: A clean ascent with no prior practice or beta. (Twinkie) 📷 by @lil_red_97 - - - #kentucky #kentuckygram #rrg #redrivergorge #steepsouth #wallsaremeantforclimbing #sendsquad #getoutside #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #trainhardclimbhard #sketchyclimbing #climbingismypassion #sportclimbing #rockclimbing #rrgcc #imnotaclimberijustactlikeoneoninstagram #justanotherhashtag #foxtown
Caught between a rock and a hard place
October 11-13, 2019 | Rocktoberfest | Red River Gorge, KY This was my first outdoor climbing experience. You can practice all you want in the gym but this is a whole 'nother level. I've got the bandages on my hands to prove it I'm so thankful I have an amazing friend who is willing to take an amateur climber like me out on an adventure like this. I can not wait to come back @rebecca_crone #redrivergorge #rockclimbing #camping #adventureisoutthere
Belayer Ben atop Diamond in the Crack T5.6 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
there were so many dogs
Fun reuniting with DC friends at #Rocktoberfest this past weekend! @e.svedberg’s face in the last pic pretty much sums up how sore we all are after 3 days on steep Kentucky sandstone. . . . It was inspiring to get to watch one of the best climbers in the world (Alex Megos) work on a new route next to the easy stuff we climbed after debuting his new film with @patagonia_climb. I love that it’s not that uncommon in the sport, when the parallel would be swimming in the lane next to Michael Phelps or hitting balls next to Tiger Woods. Already can’t wait to get back to the #redrivergorge !
As always, Rocktoberfest weekend was epic! If you didn’t already hear, Rick Weber had a border wall replica built and hosted a competition to see who could climb up and over it the fastest. I’m stoked to say I won with a time of 13 seconds and some change! I had so much fun and a huge shoutout to Rick Weber for doing so much to make the competition happen. I received a rope, signed guidebook, and the coolest trophy I’ve ever won!! Again, super stoked!! That was followed by Sunday which brought perfect temps to break in the new rope. Thanks again to @rrgcc for putting on yet another awesome Rocktoberfest! Every year the turnout gets bigger. It was great seeing all the old and new friends alike! Swing by @mikeshikeandbike to check out the badass border wall climbing comp trophy!! @bendigofletcher shirt for the win! #trophyforthemantel #borderwallguide
gorge, gigs, battlestar galactica
Hiking, camping, and karaoke down in kentucky with some frands.
you wanna find steep overhangs, scary slabs, and 8 year old girls that climb way harder than you? go check out the red, 10/10 would recommend #mattixexplores also big props to @matthewfitzpatrick2 for workin’ the lens this trip and snagging some sweet shots , look out for a video coming soon👀