We awarded the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition (RRGCC) a grant to protect the spectacular cliffline, world-class climbing, and natural beauty of the 102-acre Bald Rock Recreational Preserve from the threat of private development. In 2017, they purchased the Kentucky property, securing access to a popular set of world-renowned climbing areas—including the Motherlode, the Chocolate Factory, the Bear’s Den, and the Unlode. Bald Rock Recreational Preserve has routes for all abilities to enjoy and offers some of the most challenging climbs in the Red River Gorge.
- PROJECT NAME:
- Bald Rock Recreational Preserve Acquisition
- Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition
- 102 acres and one climbing area protected