Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if it rains?

We operate rain or shine! The Red River Gorge’s unique geology provides us with large rock overhangs that allow us to climb even during the rain.  


Is gratuity for our guide included?

Gratuity is not included, but greatly appreciated by our guides.  15-20% is an average gratuity for a great day spent on the rocks. 


Will we be combined with another group?

All of our private guiding as well as private courses are just that, private!  You will not be combined with another group.  If you are interested in taking a course with a group of like minded individuals,  check out our Course Calendar for the dates of our open enrollment clinics. 


Is equipment provided?

All personal equipment and climbing gear is provided by Bluegrass Climbing School.  If you have personal gear (harness,  climbing shoes or helmet) we encourage you to bring them. Be sure any safety gear you bring is UIAA certified.  


Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately our furry friends are not allowed to join,  ask us for recommendations on dog boarding should you require it. 


Is there an age limit?

We do no have an age limit for participants, kids as young as 5 year olds have had great success with us.  Since every child is different, we encourage you to make your own judgment call on when your kid is ready to hit the rocks.