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Outdoor Rock Climbing Red River Gorge

Join us for an awesome guided outdoor rock climbing weekend in the breathtaking Red River Gorge, Kentucky. This is the perfect trip for you if you have only been climbing indoors and want to see what it’s like to rock climb outside and have always wanted to try it. Your guides will provide a safe and fun environment for you to learn the greatness of climbing outdoors and give you insight to what all the Red River Gorge entails. You’ll camp at famous Miguel’s Pizza and have an awesome pizza party after climbing outdoors on Saturday night. You are welcome to stay at another location if camping isn’t your thing but it’s included in this trip cost and it’s super fun! 

Camping is included both Friday and Saturday night at Miguel’s Pizza

Schedule:

Saturday, September 29th

7:30am Leave for climbing location (wall announced when you sign up)

Climb all day packing in lunches, water, snacks

5-6pm Arrive back at Miguels for Pizza

Sunday September 30th

Hike in the Gorge or half day climbing – guides

*Helmets are included

*Climbing harness, shoes, belay device are NOT included

FAQ:

I’ve never climbed outside before, is this trip for me or is it too advanced?

This trip is for those who have never climbed outdoors or have little experience with outdoor climbing. This trip is a perfect way to experience real ROCK climbing in a whole new way, in the great outdoors!

I’ve been climbing for a while and started lead climbing in the gym, will I be able to lead climb outdoors with this group?

This trip is only for top roping only. Your guides will be lead climbing your routes but participants are only allowed to top rope. We have other trips planned for more advanced outdoor climbing, please contact us if interested!

 

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Rock Climbing Outdoor Trip

Have you been rock climbing for a while but have just been in the gym? Are you wanting to take your skills outside but don’t know where to go, what to bring or where to start? We have the perfect weekend for you! Welcome to our weekend outdoor rock climbing adventure trip to the Red River Gorge in Slade Kentucky. You will be with guides, Chelsea Willis and Ali Solomon going to entire new area of the Gorge, I’ll give you a hint, it’s beautiful, challenging, and you will go through a tunnel to get there. 

Camping is included both Friday and Saturday night at Miguel’s

Schedule:

Saturday, May 19th

7:30am Leave for North Gorge (wall announced when you sign up)

Climb all day packing in lunches, water, snacks

5-6pm Arrive back at Miguels for Pizza

Sunday May 20th

Hike in the Gorge or half day climbing

*Helmets are included

*Climbing harness, shoes, belay device are NOT included

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Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Indiana’s ONLY Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Program

When:

EPIC Class Days, Wednesday evenings

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1

Red River Gorge weekend trip Nov. 10-11th

 

Length: 4 evening instructional classes 2 hours each, one outdoor trip to the Red River Gorge

 

Time: Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

 

Where: EPIC Climbing Gym 1921 Stout Field W Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46241

 

Cost for EPIC Members: $350.00 per person

*$25.00 off if you already have your own gear (harness, belay device, chalk bag) = $325.00

 

Cost for non-EPIC Members: $375.00 per person

*$25.00 off if you already have your own gear (harness, belay device, chalk bag) = $350.00

*Must be a member at EPIC for a least a month prior to the Indoor to Outdoor class to obtain the discount

 

Summary:

Get to learn the basics of indoor rock climbing with expert trainers at EPIC Climbing Gym with a 2 hour instructional class a week, a month of unlimited practice time and a weekend trip to the Red River Gorge for outdoor climbing. Take your skills to the test with the last class being an outdoor trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky! You’ll leave the class confident and with your own gear to take on your next climbing adventure!

 

Included with cost:

  • (4) 2 hour instructional classes with DNK team including 2 current members of EPIC
  • Unlimited rock climbing at EPIC for one month (punch card) including gear rental
  • Gear rental for classes and your trip to the “Red” (including shoes at EPIC)
  • Black Diamond climbing “kit” including, harness, carabineer, chalk bag
  • Camping at Miguel’s in Red River Gorge Kentucky for Friday evening
  • Saturday night pizza party at Miguel’s
  • Instruction with Danielle, Kate, and EPIC Climbing instructor for full day Saturday in the Red River Gorge

 

Not included in outdoor trip:

  • No shoes for outdoor trip, you can rent climbing shoes from DNK Presents for $50.00
  • Transportation costs to Red River Gorge in Slade, Kentucky, there will be car pooling options
  • Meals for weekend trip (one meal Saturday evening is included)
  • Additional snacks, water for the weekend trip

 

 

*Additional Information regarding the Red River Gorge Trip will be sent out closer to the event

 

DNK Presents are certified Lead Climbers, Wilderness First Aid and CPR, and are in the American Mountain Guide Single Pitch Instructors Apprenticeship program. We will provide climbing instruction and belay for the group for the Red River Gorge Trip.

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Indiana’s ONLY Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Program

Ever wanted to learn how to rock climb but didn’t want to go as a beginner or alone? Our developmental program meets every Wednesday from 7 to 9 PM from October 11th until November 11th.  On November 10th-11th the program will take a weekend trip to Red River Gorge to climb outdoors. The facility we will meet at is EPIC Climbing Gym (1931 Stout Field W Dr. INDPLS, IN 46241). EPIC Climbing Gym is an indoor facility where everyone in the program will be taught safety and technique when it comes to indoor rock climbing. Experts will be teaching a 2 hour instructional class a week, a month of unlimited practice time and a weekend trip to the Red River Gorge for outdoor climbing. Take your skills to the test with the last class being an outdoor trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky! You’ll leave the class confident and with your own gear to take on your next climbing adventure! If you are an EPIC Members the cost is $350 per person* ($25 off if you already have gear) and if you are a non-EPIC Member the price is $375 ($25 off if you already have gear).

Our program at DNK Presents is the ONLY Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing Program in Indiana and this is our last program of 2017!

Go to the link to learn more and sign-up!

Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing

*Must be a member at EPIC for a least a month prior to the Indoor to Outdoor class to obtain the discount.

>>>DNK Presents are certified Lead Climbers, Wilderness First Aid and CPR, and are in the American Mountain Guide Single Pitch Instructors Apprenticeship program. We will provide climbing instruction and belay for the group for the Red River Gorge Trip.<<<

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Perseverance Through Your Life’s Crux

By: Lexi Hall

Perseverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. What does it mean to persevere to you? To me this word, like many other words, means something unique to each individual. There are countless outdoor activities that aid us in learning how to push forward and stay dedicated to what we are a part of. One of the major outdoor recreation activities that does this for me is rock climbing. Each time I step up to to the wall, I peer up to the 50-foot beast, envisioning myself reaching the anchor bolts at the top of the route. As I observe the path ahead of me, I imagine how I would maneuver my body to reach the top. Before I even get on the wall, I tell myself, “You can do this.” Now, I would not say that this kind of visualization is all you need to achieve your goals but using visualization as your foundation does help you to see that success for yourself and make you recognize your own potential before you even begin your journey.

The minute I place my hands and feet on the rock formation, I go from visualizing to doing. While the beginning of the route may seem to be going as planned, I approach the crux of the route. This is the most difficult part of the trek up the wall. When you approach this specific challenge, you never know how things might play out. Some routes have multiple hurdles that can surprise you, making you pause and reevaluate what move to make next. When I arrive to my toughest obstacle of the route, I ask for my partner to give me a take, simply allowing me to sit back into my harness and truly assess the situation I am in. How did I not see this at the bottom? Why is this so challenging? Don’t I know how to get through this? These kinds of questions race through my mind as I ponder my path. Some may tell their belayer to lower them after several failed attempts but my stubbornness makes me just want to tackle it even more. For me, and so many others, there is no surrendering to the crux. Often times you can feel the intensity of the route as people yell and even swear their way up to the top.

With every inch of my muscles burning with pain and self doubt creeping into my mind, I remember what I told myself when I began this journey, “You can do this.” Suddenly a rush of determination comes over my body. Some how, some way, I forget about the pain I am in and it aids me in clearly seeing holds that enable me to get past the crux. As I look up at the remaining 20-foot I have left, I remember what I just accomplished and trust that I can do what lies ahead of me. The sweat on my back and the blisters on my hands remind me of what I’ve achieved thus far. Just as I envisioned before the climb, my right hand finally reaches that bolt, slapping it with nothing but pure joy and relief. As I peer down to my belayer, I see where I once was and see where I am now. All of the challenges along the way were worth it because it made me stronger as a climber and made me truly fight for the success I achieved.

Each of us has our own route in life and we have the freedom to choose that route for ourselves. Almost every day we are faced with challenges and obstacles that could potentially delay our overall success. While it is easy to envision our success in the long view, all of us have learned that going from point A to point B is not always a linear process, but rather a zigzagging path full of twists and turns. When you reach the crux of your life’s journey, do not allow it to defeat you and your inner strength.  You can do this. Never forget the place you started from and remember that you are stronger and wiser with each challenge you get through.

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DNK Presents on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick

Click the link below to see our interview on Inside Indiana Business, hosted by Gerry Dick!

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Sign up to NetWalk with us Wednesday May 18th!

• May 18th 11am meet at City Market at the restaurant Say Cheese inside
• NetWalk on the Cultural Trail and then have lunch together in City Market
• Cost includes lunch
• Sign up here!

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Check out the photos below from our recent adventure trips!

• Indoor to Outdoor Rock Climbing trip to the Red River Gorge
• Adventure Hike in Holliday Park
• Women’s Adventure clothing fitting at Athleta with our contest winners

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Are you ready to join the fun?!

Check out the links below and sign up for YOUR next adventure.  Contact us for more information on custom adventures for your group, organization or business.

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• May 12-15th Women’s Adventure Contest Weekend, Yellowwood State Forest
• May 18th 11-12:30pm NetWalking downtown at City Market
• June 10-12th Women’s Midwest Mountain Bike Clinic Coaching
• June 15th 5:30-7pm NetWalking with co-host Tim Shurr
• June 21st Monumental Yoga – we have a booth!
• June 24-26th Backpacking in Morgan-Monroe State Forest 
• July 9-10th Indiana Campfires Backpacking Overnight Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Read co-founder, Danielle Wolter Nolan’s story, published in Driftless Magazine, of her first backpack trip in Hoosier National Forest.

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Remember when we posted about an adventure summer internship…

It has been filled!

Congratulations to Eden Ashebir, read the full press release and her bio below!

DNK Presents Our Newest Team Member

DNK Presents would like to welcome Eden Ashebir to their team this summer. Eden, an Indianapolis native, is currently attending Duke University. Eden’s bright, witty and up for adventure. She was drawn to the Adventure Marketing Internship because of her love of the outdoors and rock climbing. Danielle Wolter and Kate Nolan know her knowledge and experience will take DNK Presents to new heights.

Eden will be in charge of writing a weekly blog on the website, aiding in social media, advertising, and other marketing aspects of the business. Eden will also get the opportunity to join DNK Presents on their upcoming adventures. This position will allow Eden more time to get outdoors and gain first hand wilderness, adventure and business marketing experience.

DNK Presents is a full service adventure company. They provide guided adventures and retreats for individuals, groups and small businesses. Day and overnight trips are available, are you ready for your next adventure?

 

Eden Ashebir’s Bio

My name is Eden Ashebir and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am currently attending Duke University and will be a junior in the upcoming fall. I am majoring in Sociology, minoring in Visual Media Studies, and working on a Marketing & Management Studies certificate all in hopes of someday going into some aspect of marketing. I’m involved in various organizations at Duke including ΑΦΩ (Alpha Phi Omega), a national service fraternity. I’ve always enjoyed my casual hikes, bike rides, canoeing trips, etc. throughout different parks, but until recently, I hadn’t discovered my love for the more adventurous side of the outdoors. Currently, my favorite outdoor activity is rock climbing which I was fortunate enough to do at Pilot Mountain in North Carolina last April!

By the end of my internship with DNK Presents, I hope that I will have successfully helped in bringing this great company some more of the recognition it deserves. I also hope to have learned much more about what it takes to get a new business going.

I look forward to my time working with Danielle & Kate as well as to seeing you all out on some adventures!

 

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