Red River Gorge

Adam Ondra onsights The Golden Ticket (5.14c), Red River Gorge, Kentucky

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Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra traveled to Kentucky's Red River Gorge in late October and 10 days later he had blazed through the area's hardest routes, including onsighting two of the Red's hardest, Pure Imagination and The Golden Ticket, in the same day. Both routes were originally rated 5.14d, but Ondra, after onsighting them within an hour of each other, suggested they be downrated to 5.14c.

Sasha DiGiulian. "Pure Imagination"

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On October 15th 2011, Adidas team athlete, Sasha DiGiulian became the first American women to climb the grade 9a (5.14d) with her historic ascent of "Pure Imagination" in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann (Three Strings Media) were there to capture her efforts and tell her story.

Southern Smoke with Joe Kinder and Brad Weaver

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Video of the first ascent route and Southern Smoke-known American climbers Joey Kinder (Joe Kinder, author and pioneer of the route) and Brad Weaver (Brad Weaver, the first repeat)

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