Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards
In memory of Kayah, the board established the Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards, to be given annually to individuals in the climbing community who have demonstrated outstanding care and stewardship of our climbing resources. The awards were announced and presented at the annual CCC meeting. We are honored to recognize the first three recipients of this award.
Tim has spent countless hours working to not only replace aging fixed hardware, but to pass on his skills and knowledge to others. For many years, Tim's property provided the primary climber access to Moore's Wall in Hanging Rock State Park. Tim's tireless efforts have made a real difference in the Carolinas and beyond and he continues to be a valuable steward.
Nathan Brown is a one man fixed hardware machine. Nathan's hands have touched countless cliffs in the region and replaced an untold number of fixed anchors. Often working with his dog as his only companion, Nathan's work has improved the experience for everyone who has followed his paths.
Former CCC president, Anthony still makes incredibly significant contributions to crag stewardship. His continued efforts at Hidden Valley have greatly improved the condition of the fixed anchors at this recently opened cliff. He has spent countless hours hanging in a harness and working on sustainable maintenance of this incredible area.
Congrartulations to all three and on behalf of the climbing community in the Carolinas, our sincerest thanks.