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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,

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

Misty Mountain and the Carolina Climbers Coalition have teamed up to help fast track fundraising for Hidden Valley in Abingdon, VA.  Misty Mountain as offered to match up to $1,000 in donations!  

Here's the deal:

Now through Valentine's Day - Make a $10 donation to the Hidden Valley Fund and get entered into a drawing for a Misty Mountain harness of your choice + a chalk bag. Misty will also match up to $1,000 in donations so you get to double your money! Want more chances at this sweet Misty gear? Make a donation in multiples of $10. Thanks, Misty!

Spread the love and win some sweet Misty gear in the process.  Sounds like winner winner to me! 

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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

Hidden Valley

File 2895On October 3rd, 2014 the CCC closed on a 21 acre parcel that permanently reopens approximately 1/2 of the cliff at Hidden Valley near Abingdon, VA. With support from the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign and funds that the CCC had on-hand (much of which came from the Rock and Rave fundraisers) we put together the $45,000 purchase price and the survey and other administrative costs. Now we need your help to pay off the purchase. You can donate on-line now.

The Climbing

Sauratown Access

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. 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! 

Donate to Hidden Valley. Win Misty Mountain Gear

Misty Mountain and the Carolina Climbers Coalition have teamed up to help fast track fundraising for Hidden Valley in Abingdon, VA.  Misty Mountain as offered to match up to $1,000 in donations!  

Here's the deal.

Nantahala - Pisgah Planning

The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are undergoing a planning process for forest management. The CCC and Access Fund have been working closely both with each other and with a number of other organizations to submit comments, attend meetings and provide feedback on the planning. Most recently, we submitted joint comments on the Nantahala and Pisgah Land Management planning process documents on Desired Conditions, Management Areas, Recommended Wilderness, and Place Based Recreation. That letter can be found attached to this post.

William McKee

William McKee, a Cashiers local, and all around sports enthusiast died too soon and suddenly on Saturday, October 25. Known to many Cashiers locals and visitors, William was a climber, hiker, runner and cyclist. He was active with the Carolina Climbers Coalition, the Tour de Cashiers, Friends of Panthertown, the Cashiers summer music series. He was a savior to many, offering rides out from Laurel Knob in summer storms and was instrumental in helping private land owners better understand climbers. He will be missed and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Sauratown - 5 year agreement

File 2868 Last season we were able to reopen Sauratown for a limited number of weekends through a paid lease agreement with Camp Hanes. The decision to commit the funds for only one season of guaranteed access was debated for some time by the board. In the end, we felt like we had an opportunity to demonstrate to the land owner that climbers could be responsible stewards and we could access the cliff and not impact the camp in any way. It was somewhat of a gamble as people accessing the cliff on the closed weekends or other potential issues would have likely meant we would lose access forever.