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bgsimmons


Dec 8, 2008, 6:07 AM
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Winter in the Red  (North_America: United_States: Kentucky: East: Red_River_Gorge__Climbing_)
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I am planning on heading back down to the Red in early January and was wondering what the conditions are like. I certainly can tolerate cold nights but it sure is nice to have some warm rock come mid-morning. Are there some crags that are especially good for this time of year due to their southern aspect? Any recommendations in general? Thanks.


rtwilli4


Dec 9, 2008, 6:47 PM
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There are a lot of southern facing and sunny crags at the Red, but not as many as you may think. Trad and sport. Off the top of my head:

Drive By
Solar Collector
Bob Marley
Left Flank
Pebble Beach - trad
Bruise Brothers
Funk Rock City
Torrent Falls
Tower Rock - trad

Lots of places. The guidebook is great... one of the best guides I've seen... Pick one up. It will make your trip better and proceeds go to a good cause.


olive


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I'll add arsenal and slab city at muir, playground at pmrp.
Also Eastern Sky Bridge, and Lady Slipper/Global Village.


dan4geng


Dec 9, 2008, 9:41 PM
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I wouldn't count on climbable weather in January. My guess its that it will be cold... most likely too cold. Average highs are in the low 40's for the month of Jan. You will have better luck with the weather further south though.


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