Preserving, protecting, and expanding your climbing opportunities


Groundswell from fundraising events

Thursday September 15th, the climbing team and club of Lee McRae College in Banner Elk held a screening of the 2011 Reel Rock Tour. The event was incredibly well attended by climbers from the area and raised $1371.00 between ticket and raffle sales and Misty Harness, sling sales from the Misty Schwag Wagon lead by Mike Grimm and David Etzl. Mike and Davids efforts lead to $583.00 of this total.Over the past years of hosting the Reel Rock Tour, Lees McRae College Climbing has provded $1500.00 of suppourt to the CCC and its Mission.

CCC Board nominations

At the fall meeting on September 30th (Focscoe Community Center @ the Hound Ears Comp) we will be officially presenting candidates for the 2011-2013 Board of Directors. One new feature this year is the current board has created two south mountain rep positions due to the amount of activity in that area. One will cover Rumbing Bald and various Pisgah crags and the other the Cashier's valley and Whitesides. Below is the list of nominees for each position.

President: Scott Gilliam

Vice Pres.: Phil Hoffman

Reel Rock Tour to hit Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC - More support for the CCC!

The Sixth Annual 2011 REEL ROCK Film Tour will held at Lees-McRae College in
Evans Auditorium on Thursday, September 15th.  The event is hosted by
Lees-McRae College Outdoor Programs and the Lees-McRae College Rock
Climbing Team.  The doors open at 7:30pm and films begin at 8:00pm.  The
cost is $7.00 at the door.  The event is a benefit for both the
Carolina Climbers Coalition and the LMC Rock Climbing Team.  Last year
we were proud to raise $700.00 for the CCC from our event.

The Scene Movie Premier

Looking Glass Outfitters, Appalachian Mountain Institute and the Brevard Rock Gym Present:

The Scene, A climbing flick by Chuck Fryberger

When: Tuesday Sept. 27th @ 7:00pm(ASU) AND

Saturday Oct 15th (LGO): Doors at 6pm / Show at 7pm

Where: IG Greer Auditorium, Appalachian State University, Boone NC AND

Looking Glass Outfitters 69 Hendersonville Hwy, Ste 1 Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Why: Carolina Climbers Coalition Benefit

Cost: $5

2011 Western North Carolina Climbers Weekend

Fox Mountain Guides will host their 2nd annual Western North Carolina Climbers Gathering September 24th and 25th. Last years event was a blast and helped to raise over $1900.00 for the CCC. This years event is promised to be even better. Please go to the following link for a detailed summary of the weekends events. Saturday will kickoff the event with the annual Adopt-a-Crag project to buff out Looking Glass.

Please come join us for some work, some fun, some climbing, food and friends.

SAVE THE DATE: December 10, 2011 SC Table Rock State Park

SOUTH CAROLINA ROCKS!!

Please plan to join us for an Adopt a Crag at one of the Southeast most impressive granite faces.  Table Rock State Park's east face boasts routes up to four pitches in length whose crisp features arguably rival those found on the Bald.

This area sees far too little attention given its quality and unfortunately its trail is often overtaken.  So please set aside this date for such a great climbing resource and you may discover something you’ve been missing!

Phoenix Fire and I plan to make a bit of an event out of this (schwag, cookout, etc.) so stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me regarding suggestions, contributions, etc.

Stop Mountain Top Removal at the New River Gorge

Mountaintop removal coal mining has come to Fayette County, home to the New River Gorge. The New River Alliance of Climbers has joined the battle to prevent this environmentally disastrous practice from degrading the playground that we love and value so much. A group of committed and experienced activists is leading the charge. A court hearing will happen on Tuesday, July 12. Please help NRAC demonstrate to the powers that be that we will not accept this practice.