For Dru, this sandstone pocket-paradise tucked deep in Kentucky marks the spot for some of his most powerful climbing memories and accomplishments.
This is where I tied a figure-eight for the first time. This is where I had my first beer. This is where I’ve learned the most.
Not only was the Red where Dru experienced his first climbing adventures as a young, driven mentee, but it has now also become a place where he supports other as a mentor.
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