Preserving, protecting and expanding your climbing opportunities

The CCC is aiming to add 200 new* members to our team during our 20th anniversary year!  Help support our recent purchase of Hidden Valley,

Summit attendees

Brian Payst, CCC President, attended the Access Fund's Solid Protection weekend in Colorado, May 15-17. The weekend kicked off with a film festival Friday night, including a new film in the works about Tom Frost that looks really cool for all you fans of hardware and good people and a screening of Moving Over Stone, the 80s classic, hosted by Doug Robinson. Saturday there was an all-day summit with 100 people from across the country. Local climbing advocates, industry reps, land managers, land trust directors. It was a great group.

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CCC 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Carolina Climbers Coalition is celebrating 20 years!

Thanks for coming out to the Rumbling Bald portion of Triple Crown Bouldering Series to help celebrate 20 years of Carolina climbing! We're into  a yearlong CCC 20th Anniversary Membership Drive, with special benefits for new* members signing up from December 13 through the end of 2015.  And later in 2015, we'll be hosting ASCENT: CCC 20th Anniversary Exhibit & Silent Auction, featuring art by climbers and/or about climbing, to raise funds to support our ongoing mission. 

* "New" members are those that:

- Have never been a member of the CCC before

20th anniversary chalk bag
CCC Logo Chalk Bags

Limited edition custom-made Misty Mountain chalk bag with the CCC logo. Since no one likes an empty chalk bag, thanks to the fine folks at Friction Labs, you also get a free 1 oz sample pack of their awesome chalk with your purchase! All proceeds support climbing access in the Carolinas. Be the envy of all your climbing partners (or buy them one too!). Includes a chalk bag belt and a general feeling of awesomeness.

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CCC Community Award Winners

At the 20th anniversary event we presented 3 awards to 3 individuals who have gone above and beyond to benefit climbing in the Carolinas.

Linville Gorge Fire and Trail Closures

Rain is on the way and should take care of it, but currently there is a fire in Linville Gorge near Shortoff. The trail to the NC Wall, Amphitheater, Shortoff is currently closed. Here's the info from the USFS:

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 12, 2015 - The Blue Gravel wildfire is burning in a remote area east of Shortoff Mountain outside of Linville Gorge Wilderness area on the Pisgah National Forest. The size of the fire is estimated at 100 acres. The U.S. Forest Service's North Carolina Type 3 Incident Management Team is assessing the fire to identify management actions. The wildfire, which started Saturday afternoon, is currently moving slowly and forecasted precipitation could aid firefighting efforts.

Hidden Valley Hoedown, April 23rd! Black Dome in Asheville

A few good reasons to come on out to Black Dome on April 23rd at 7:30:

  • Fund raiser for the  Carolina Climbers Coalition’s purchase of Hidden Valley, VA
  • Book release party for Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs by Mike Reardon and Sean Cobourn
  • Slide show by Sean Cobourn
  • CCC Membership Drive
  • Great raffle items including two 60 M ropes and an original topo drawing from Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs
  • Beer, food, and raffle proceeds are given to the CCC for the purchase of Hidden Valley
  • Outlandish stories told by all
Pilot Mountain Rebolting Complete

From Bill Webster:

On March 8, 2015 I worked with Alberto Luna to replace the anchors on Black and Blue Velvet. I believe that work completes the Pilot Mountain project that was started about three years ago. I believe that the work has transformed the cliff in many ways. Gone are the scary, old, rusty bolts and pins. New sport routes were added. Many new top rope anchors were set. If I missed something please let me know and I’ll be happy to go back and fix the problem.

2015 Peregrine Closures

It's that time of the year again, when Peregrine Falcons return to nest on some NC cliffs. Please respect all closure signs and do not enter the posted areas at the affected cliffs from January 15th to August 15th:

  • Whitesides Mountain, Nantahala Ranger District

  • Big Lost Cove Cliffs and Linville Gorge (Shortoff Mountain and NC Wall), Grandfather
    Ranger District

  • Whiterock Cliff and Buzzard’s Roost, Appalachian Ranger District

  • Looking Glass Rock (north face) and Victory Wall, Pisgah Ranger District 

Details in the attached announcement from the USFS.