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,

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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Rumbling Bald West Side - PAID!

You may have noticed that the donation thermometer and the page for the Rumbling Bald loans are no longer with us. That's because we've paid it all off! 

This amazing achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of too many people to mention, but special recognition has to go to Anthony Love, Misty Mountain Threadworks, Fox Mountain Guides, the Lees-McRae climbing club and the Triple Crown Bouldering Series for their extra efforts and considerable donations and to the Access Fund for bankrolling the acquisition and giving us the time to pay it back. Thanks and credit also go to everyone who gave to this project, even if you only kicked in $10, every cent of that went straight to the loan payments and made it all possible. 

Thanks everyone! Now go enjoy the stone fruits of our labors!

Change in Park Hours at Rumbling Bald

Adrienne Wallace, the Chimney Rock State Park Superintendent, has asked us to remind everyone that beginning Nov 1, park hours will be changing at Rumbling Bald. This seasonal change is mandated their Division rules. The seasonal hours are 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and will run through the end of February.

Also, Adrienne says that the rangers will begin locking the front gate at closing time. It will reopen daily at 8 AM.

"The Scene" Raises Over $300 for CCC

Special thanks to Appalachian Mountain Institute, The Brevard Rock
Gym and Looking Glass Outfitters for CCC fundraising efforts in this
venture. Most importantly thank you to the 50+ participants that came
out and donated, enjoyed food and drinks plus a great climbing flick all
in the name of protecting and preserving climbing in the Carolinas!  We
have the best climbing community in the country and we can't do it
without each other.

Thanks again and see you at the crags!

OFFICIAL NOTICE! South Carolina Table Rock State Park Adopt a Crag Trail Day: Saturday, December 10

Well folks dust off those work boots and dig up some photos of your favorite SC/NC sends.  Please find attached the flyer for all the details.


Please RSVP.  Otherwise contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.


Get the word out—it’s going to be awesome!!


Stephen Scoff


SC Rep


Carolina Climbers’ Coalition

Buy a print and the CCC gets $10

Want to preserve your Hound Ears memories? Want to kick that up a notch by getting a killer photo and helping pay off the Rumbling Bald loans? Local photographers Eric Heistand and Lynn Willis have the way for you to do it. Head on over to their new web site at www.highsouthcollective.com, pick your 8x10 print and Eric and Lynn will donate $10 from each print purchased to the CCC. Great photos for a great cause. Thanks go to Eric and Lynn for their support and to Chad and Jim for once again doing it right with the Triple Crown.

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