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Morehead Trail Task Force receives $1,000 to improve Slab Camp area

Morehead Tourism Commission

Local climbing volunteers partnering with Morehead Trail Town Task Force, under the direction of Morehead Tourism, were awarded $1,000 to replace aging climbing bolts in the Slab Camp area of Rowan County.

The area is a half-mile section of cliff line featuring approximately 60 routes that were originally bolted in the early 1990s with hardware store bolts and anchors.

The routes include a mix of both sport and traditional, with all sport routes requiring new climbing regulated bolts and anchors. The project will be completed by local climbers trained in sustainable fixed gear replacement.

The funds, provided through Access Fund and American Alpine Club, were awarded to nine projects. Now in its third year, this grant program was launched to address the growing concerns of anchor failure and the access issues that could result from these incidents.

Joy Brown, Executive Director, can be reached by email at joy@moreheadtourism.com or by calling 606.780.4342

(provided by Morehead Tourism)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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