Preserving, protecting, and expanding your climbing opportunities
Thanks to the always awesome folks at Misty Mountain Threadworks, you could win one of their awesome new harnesses. Make a donation to the Sauratown fund and your name will be in the drawing. We'll pick a name out of the chalk bag (hats, who needs 'em) at the CCC meeting on the 21st. You don't have to be present to win, but we hope you will be. Many thanks to Misty!
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!
As of 11/25/2013, Linville Gorge has been reopened to all visitors. This includes all trails, roads and the Table Rock parking area.
"Due to successful firefighting efforts and wet weather, the Table Rock Fire is approaching full containment. Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, command of the fire will transfer from the Southern Area Type 2 Team back to the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest.
Starting on 11/12, a fire has spread from the Table Rock parking area across the Chimneys and along the ridges of Linville Gorge. Currently, the fire is not contained and has burned 100 acres. The Table Rock picnic area and the access trails to Table Rock, Shortoff, the Amphitheater, NC Wall, etc. are all currently closed with no estimate of when they will reopen. We will continue to post updates here and on our Facebook page as we get them from the Forest Service. In the meantime, looks like you will need to make others plans for climbing other than Linville.
On behalf of the CCC, we'd like to thank all of the crews that are working to contain and extinguish this fire and restore access to a valuable climbing area.
POSTPONED: Jocassee Gorges 2013 Trail Day and Bouldering Fest (December 7 & 8, 2013) I can't seem to enter the body of the email to edit so I'll post up soon once I have a new date--hopefully in late January. Thanks! Stephen
quickly approaching December 7th and things are really coming together!
Some trail work and an afternoon of bouldering will go nicely with
complimentary camping thanks to One With The Ride, a free
dinner from Whole Foods Market, a raffle and slide show.
Here's your new CCC board. Thanks to everyone who's agreed to give their time and energy to the cause! Many thanks to the outgoing board officers as well for all of their efforts over the years.
Sad news from the Triple Crown series - the Hound Ears comp has been canceled for 2013. Each year, the board of Hound Ears has to approve the comp and this year they chose not to. This is a huge loss for everyone and for the CCC as we hold our annual Fall meeting and usually recruit a bunch of new members and donations at Hound Ears each year. You can help make the case for getting the comp back in 2014 by leaving feedback on why it matters to you at: http://triplecrownbouldering.org/hound-ears-feedback