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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Southern Comfort supports the Rumbling Bald West Side Acquisition!

Saturday February 27th, the Appalachian State University Climbing Team hosted the 6th Southern Comfort Bouldering Competition. This years mission was to support the CCC and the purchase of the Rumbling Bald West Side Tract. Saturday was a great day for a comp in Boone. We had freezing temperatures and snow (again)! Over 63 competitors showed up from Appalachian, Brevard College, ETSU, UNC, WCU High Point University and University of Tennessee Chattanooga. 

After three sessions: the following came out on top!

New Map of Our West Side Boulders at Rumbling Bald

Andi Cochran has made a fantastic map of our tract of boulders at Rumbling Bald. She took GPS points on these boulders. So this map is about as accurate as we'll get. Andi works with Appalachian State's Geography and Planning Department, but did this on volunteer time. The CCC would truly be lost without volunteers. Thank you, Andi!

Anthony Love Recognized with the Bebie Leadership Award

From the Access Fund

"We are proud to recognize Anthony Love as America’s outstanding activist for the cause of preserving climbing access and the climbing environment. Anthony has illustrated his leadership with the recent acquisition of the Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders in North Carolina and has been instrumental in climbing management planning for Laurel Knob and continued access to the privately owned Asheboro Boulders. Anthony leads the Carolina Climbers Coalition with perseverance and passion, helping to build partnerships and a strong community of climbers dedicated to protecting and stewarding the places we cherish."

Rumbling Bald Adopt-a-Crag

Many thanks to everyone who came out in the less than ideal weather to clean up the boulders and work on the trails. We still need your help to pay off the loans.

Rumbling Bald Project

Anthony and Zachary talk about the project, what it means, and how you can help

South Carolina Climbers: A Call to Arms!

For those of us who call the Palmetto State home, NC tends to have our “home crags” with Crowders Mountain, Rumbling Bald and Pisgah often less than a few hours drive.  Despite SC possessing its own equally impressive cliffs and boulders, many of them are off limits or at best “sensitive” due to ambiguous or unspecified rules governing their use. 

As we all know climbing and especially bouldering are becoming ever more popular and bringing much needed economic support to our states’ rural areas.  The time is right to seize on this momentum and advocate for SC's own resources. 

To really ignite our cause, I’m calling for all fellow South Carolinians to please attend the CCC Spring Meeting Saturday, February 27th @ Lake Lure. 

Triangle Rock Club becomes a Lost In Space level CCC Sponsor

The Carolina Climbers' Coalition welcomes The Triangle Rock Club to our growing list of corporate sponsors. In celebration of their 2nd anniversary and in cooperation with the Kenneth Kratz Family Charitable Trust, the Triangle Rock Club has become "Lost ln Space" level Cooperate sponsor of the Carolina Climbers' Coalition, contributing $2500 to the Rumbling Bald Boulders Fund.