Red River Gorge Climbing Expedition

Red River Gorge Climbing Expedition

Sun, Jul 09, 2023 - Sat, Jul 29, 2023  (21 days)
  Ages: 15 - 18

This Capstone Expedition is open to students who have completed Climber’s Journey Up North or another intermediate climbing expedition, and by invitation. Students will be expected to complete advance preparation including food dehydration, route planning, and participate in group fundraising activities. 
Join Kroka’s infamous climbing team David “Davicho” Silva and Marga Cardoso in a trip to the Red River Gorge: the Climber’s Mecca of the Eastern USA. We begin our journey at Kroka’s basecamp where we will refresh our climbing skills on local granite. We will work on the farm and prepare food to take with us on our journey. Up early we will drive down to Eastern Kentucky, stopping along the way to explore the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains. Here we will establish a wilderness basecamp where we set out each day to climb progressively more challenging routes featuring overhung jugs, hollows, pockets, slopers, horns, and crimps! Home to more than 3,000 established routes across more than 100 sandstone cliffs, the Red River Gorge is as alluring as it is expansive. In addition to boasting some of the best sport climbing anywhere, the region is filled with deep, clear swimming holes, ancient caves, and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills. When not on the wall we will study the folk history of the region, learn about the impact of coal mining on the landscape, work on wilderness crafts, and spend time giving back through community service.



TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-F:     $1720.00  Household Annual Income up to $29,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-E:     $2040.00  Household Annual Income of $30,000 - $49,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-D:     $2820.00  Household Annual Income of $50,000 - $69,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-C:     $3510.00  Household Annual Income of $70,000 - $99,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-B:     $4100.00  Household Annual Income of $100,000 - $185,000
TUITION-SUMMER-THREE-WEEK-LEVEL-A:     $4730.00  Household Annual Income $185,000 or more