Conservation Alliance Grant

05 June 2017

The Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition is a proud recipient of $40,000 granted by the Conservation Alliance in April 2017. As a stipulation for the grant, the RRGCC has pledged to match the funds by March 2018. This matching grant will be used to repay $80,000 of the $225,000 Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign loan that the RRGCC used to purchase the Bald Rock Recreational Preserve in December of 2016.

The purchase of the Bald Rock Recreational Preserve has been one of the RRGCC's long-standing goals, as it secures access to classic routes in the Red River Gorge, including those at the Motherlode and the Chocolate Factory, in addition to the Bear's Den and the Unlode. We've collected a few photos from some talented RRG photographers that showcase the routes whose access we're so excited to have secured.

The RRGCC is honored that the Conservation Alliance chose to support us in our mission to purchase the Bald Rock Recreational Preserve. This grant furthers their mission of "engag[ing] businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values" and ours: "securing and protecting open, public access to rock climbing in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky and promoting conservation of the environment on the lands where we climb."

We need your help to reach our goal of matching this generous grant! Please visit our campaign page to donate.