Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition
The more we personally visit the Red, the more in love with it we become. This place captivates all of its visitors, both hiker and climber alike. We all enjoy the break from the city, where the skies shine bright with stars, the wind and rain have been allowed to carve the landscape, and the true beauty of nature surrounds you. For the adventure seeker it is often the first place we point out for your next weekend jaunt and for the climber it is where to find world class climbing at all levels. The gorge is unique and breathtaking. It is also precious, delicate, and sometimes dangerous.
It is important to educate the people who want to enjoy these areas and to work our best to provide safe, reliable, and sustainable solutions to our outdoor recreation. That is why RRT makes a strong effort to support the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition. The Coalition focuses on exactly that. In July of 2018 RRT hosted their first in-store fundraiser for the coalition, bringing local craft beer, an awesome raffle from Rab and Black Diamond, and a coalition update all together to raise almost $700 year one!
RRT has been a member of the RRGCC since 2015. We support the coalition with our yearly sponsorship and attendance and promotion of their annual Rocktoberfest fundraiser. Still, we wanted to do more for this organization and broaden our fundraising. That is why that same year we designed and created a series of shirts and stickers that celebrate the Red but also have a portion of proceeds that continually contribute to the RRGCC. If you love the Red like we do, I think you’ll appreciate the design and the mission. You can currently find shirts, trucker hats and stickers at RRT and Quest Outdoors. You can also purchase the tees and hats online here.
Our fundraising efforts and sponsorship has totaled over $7,000 in contributions so far. If you want to learn more about the RRGCC or their Rocktoberfest festival (which is amazing!) please click the link below: