May 23, 2016

2016 Red River Gorge Trips

Here is some info I gathered for the "The Red"

Please fill out this medical authorization form and email/fax/hand to Tom.


Miguel's Pizza & Rock Climbing
1890 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, KY 40376

(606) 663-1975

Up to date info and photos:
PRG Expeditions Facebook page

Gear List
Items to Bring (Limit one Duffle Bag, 1 Day Pack, 1 Sleeping Bag/ person)


  • Climbing Gear- Shoes, - Harness, - Chalk Bag, -Belay Device, - Locking Carabiner
  • Tent (arrange to share before we leave)
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Sleeping Pad
  • 2 One Liter Water Bottles
  • Day Pack (2500 cubic inches or larger)
  • Towel
  • Sneakers
  • Bathing Suit
  • Eating Utensils- Fork, Spoon, Knife, Plate
  • Rain Jacket
  • Toiletries
  • At least 4 changes of clothing (cotton or wicking material)
    - Include at least one pair of shorts and 1 pair of long pants
  • Warm jacket, sweater, sweatshirt
  • Flashlight
  • Duffle Bag (for clothes, etc)
  • Light Hiking Boots (regular hiking boots are also okay)
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Old Sneakers (for wading)
  • Reading material
  • Headlamp (replaces the flashlight)
  • Spending money (at parents' discretion)
  • Energy bars (Clif Bars, Power Bars, etc)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Additional Climbing Gear (Rope, Quickdraws, Grigri)
  • Camp Chair (Crazy Creek or comparable)
Notes on Food
The cost of food per day will cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which will be prepared at the campground each day by the campers. It will also cover at least 2 meals out. Kids are encouraged to bring extra money for snacks and sundry, and potential rainy day activities (such as the movies)

Tom and DR's cell numbers are available on the Team PRG facebook page under //files/PRG Summer Expedition Gear List.  Cell signals are variable, texting may work better.

May 7, 2016

2016 Rustbelt Sport & Speed Regional Championships

May 14, 2016
Philadelphia Rock Gym - Valley
255 Mt Airy Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

Registration closed for this event on April 30, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.
Registered Climbers List

Volunteer Please volunteer to judge, belay, time, etc. We need approximately 50 volunteers to run this event and keep it on time. Thanks in advance for helping out.
Volunteers will receive:
 * lunch,
 * t-shirt
 * chances to win a gift certificates for evolv shoes,
 * a 40% off any item in the shop after the competition, that day only.
 * Judges get the best seats in the house!
We will have substitutes available so you can watch your climbers. We will provide training for judges before climbing starts.
Please review the following rules video prior to the event:
Format  On sight, 3 climbs, 4 minutes climbing, 1 minute transition, 5 minutes rest. At least 1 lead climb for Categories A,B & JR. Warm-up in bouldering area.
The Stakes Top 10 in each Category receive automatic invites to the Divisional Championship on June 18-19, 2016 at Vertical Adventures in Columbus, OH.
Preliminary Schedule*
8:00 am Isolation Opens (ALL Climbers)
9:00 am Isolation Closes (ALL Climbers) 9:05 am Climber Rules Meeting, Judges Meeting 9:30 am Route Previews 10:00 am Sport Climbing Begins
MYD, FYC, MYB, FYB, MYA followed by FYD, MYC, FYA, FJR, MJR.
12:00 pm Speed Climbing begins (MYD, FYC, MYB, FYB, MYA)
2:00 pm Sport Climbing Ends
3:00 pm Speed Climbing Ends 3:30 pm Awards
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE ONLY! All times are approximate and subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott - $104/night 5 N Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341 610) 524-8811
Courtyard by Marriott (full)
600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 380-8700
Ask for Kim and mention that you are staying for the "Philadelphia Rock Gym Regionals"
Let us know if the block fills up and we can try to get more.

USAC Climber's Briefing

This Climber's Briefing is issued by USA Climbing. Please read it thoroughly and notice the items in RED. If you don't already know...