Red River Gorge Climbing

The Red River Gorge  features some of the finest sandstone and is a world-class climbing destination. This is a great location for a novice to get your feet wet in climbing or for the seasoned climber looking to push their limits.  The Red offers sport, trad, and bouldering.


  • When: March 10th – 17th
  • Where: Red River Gorge, KY
    • Bloomsburg University Student – $250
    • All Others – $350
  • Price Includes
    • Quest leadership and logistics
    • Technical gear
    • Lodging
    • All park fees
    • Transportation to and from Bloomsburg
  • Price Excludes
    • Food


  • March 10th:
    • Drive to Red River Gorge
  • March 11th:
    • Climbing Clinic I
    • Climb
  • March 12th:
    • Climb
    • Climbing Clinic II
  • March 13th:
    • Rest Day
  • March 14th:
    • Climbing Clinic III
    • Climb
  • March 15th:
    • Climb
    • Climbing Clinic IV
  • March 16th:
    • Climb
    • Climbing Clinic V
  • March 17th: Drive back to Bloomsburg

Clinics: The clinics will be based upon the needs of the group.  They can vary from learning how to belay to how to place traditional gear.

How to sign-up: Ideally, you should register weeks in advance, if possible.  In order for us to get prepared to get gear and equipment packed and ready, registration typically closes on the Wednesday before activities occurring on a weekend, and a few days before activities occurring on a weekday, but if spots are still available there is a possibility that you may still be able to register.  Our office is not open on weekends or evenings.  Always call first to see if there is available space before coming to the office or sending in payment.  Spots cannot be reserved by calling or emailing.  Registration is not complete until payment is received. A down payment, of a non-refundable $225 is due by February 1st,  is required to register.   

Methods of payment: 1) cash in person   2) check payable to “Bloomsburg University” in person at the Quest Office or via U.S. mail (with a note listing your name, email address and phone number and the date and activity your registering for)

If you need additional help or have any questions, call Susan at the Quest Office or email at

Forms We Need From You

*  A completed Quest AOR/Medical Form prior to participation in Quest activities.

*  Signed Parental Consent for participants who are minors (under 18 years of age).


Quest instructors are professional outdoor leaders, students, interns, and members of the community.  They are trained in specific outdoor pursuits, leadership, and first aid.  All are involved in on-going outdoor leadership training with Quest.


For safety reasons, participants are required to abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs while participating in Quest Activities.  Please respect the rights and health of others with regard to smoking.  Participants will be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment belonging to Quest.

Risk Management

Risk Management is a primary concern during any Quest course.  A safety briefing precedes each activity, where risks and protection against these risks are explained.  Participants are expected to abide by all safety rules and procedures defined by Quest staff.

Refund Policy: All Extended Trips have a non-refundable deposit to reserve your place on the trip. If for any reason Quest cancels the trip, this will be fully refunded.

If you notify the Quest office of your cancellation after the full payment has been received you will be refunded as follows:

If cancellation notice is received five weeks prior to the trip departure date, you will receive 75% of the balance due after the deposit.

If cancellation notice is received four weeks prior to the trip departure date, you will receive 50% of the balance due after the deposit.

For cancellations received less than four weeks prior to the trip, there can be no refund.