Preserving, protecting, and expanding your climbing opportunities
Carolina Climbers Coalition has reached an agreement with the owners of Sauratown, previously one of the most popular winter destinations in the NC Piedmont. Home to a number of classic trad lines and a number of excellent sport climbs, the area has been closed for many years due to a variety of factors, but it will be open for three weekends in the coming months. If you've never climbed at Sauratown it's the best winter cragging in the Piedmont - steep and pumpy on incredible rock. If you used to climb there and haven't for the 5+ years it's been closed, welcome back it's just like your forearms remember it!
Want to meet Tommy Caldwell and Lisa Rands, get loaded up with schwag and throw down with your fellow climbers while raising money to support access? Well, your chance is coming up on March 8th in Atlanta at the Rock and Rave! Several members of the CCC board will be down there and we'd love to see you as well. Last year was quite the party and even with Chris Sharma cancelling at the last minute this year it's still going to be a great time. The Rock and Rave raised $36,000 last year for the CCC, SCC and Access Fund and they would love to top that this year.
On Saturday January 11 North Carolina lost one of its favorite sons in a hiking accident at Crowder's Mountain State Park. Gary Mims was an accomplished adventurer with significant first ascents in climbing and first descents in kayaking. He is especially beloved to the crew of local climbers that frequents the rock faces at Crowder's Mountain State Park where he could be found nearly every Saturday morning sharing his wealth of experience with any who cared to join his group. Gary was a tireless advocate for outdoor recreation and operated behind the scenes on many projects including the formation of Crowder's Mountain State Park and the expansion of trail systems and greenways in Gaston County.
It's that time of the year again. The standard closures are in effect for a number of Western NC cliffs to protect Peregrine Falcon nesting sites. Please respect all of the closures while they are in place.
PISGAH FOREST, N.C. -- The U.S. Forest Service has closed the following roads in the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, for public safety and resource protection:
January 15th, 2014 6 PM - Get ready to Fund the Fun for the Carolina Climbers Coalition, The American Alpine Club and Chimney Rock State Park! Help the CCC raise money for trail improvements to the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access Area. A $5 entry fee gains access to your own CCC Pint Glass (with a complementary adult beverage for those 21 and older) HUGE Silent Auction, Pat Goodman Slide Show and your climbing tribe compatriots! Graciously hosted by Black Dome Mountain Sports