Preserving, protecting, and expanding your climbing opportunities
Recently, a handful of folks have asked if they could volunteer their time and vehicles to help run a shuttle at Rumbling Bald. In order to make it easier to do so, we (Brian, our websmaster) have added a new feature to the website. Brian has added a tab (that says, "Rumbling Bald Shuttle") on the side of the webpage to help inform folks of those who will be shuttling and for approximately how long.When your info is saved it will post it in this section of the website.
If you would like to volunteer, please do so by clicking this tab. It will allow you to fill out some forms that will help people connect with you.
Little Eastatoee (LE) Bouldering
Though not destined for the fame of Rumbling or Grandmother, Little Eastatoee bouldering has problems to suit everybody. Plenty of V1s, and several short boulders, make it great for beginners while the more experienced can enjoy some hard classics as well as root out some FA’s. For locals or others that find themselves near upstate SC these overhanging, slopey, slabby, crimpy, and mantly problems merit some attention and exploration.
Patrick Weaver of Appalachian Mountain Guides and a slew of other supporters including Black Dome, Looking Glass Outfitters, E-Climbs Ice Axes, Brevard Rock Gym, Black Mountain Expeditions, the Asheville School, Braken Mountain Bakery and Ken Pitts Studios helped to host a fantastic intro to ice climbing demo and clinic where 100% of the events proceeds were donated to the CCC. The event helped to raise $500.00 for the CCC. Please see a spectacular writeup on the AMI website.
This year's closure went into effect Saturday, January 15, 2011 and will expire on or before August 15, 2011. Closures are in effect even if there are no signs posted in the areas outlined listed. Please respect all closures and help us keep these areas open in the long term.
Big thanks goes out to our donors, the 39 folks came through with $2700 in matching funds. You guys rock! Andrew, Luis, and the rest of the TRC crew, as well as Chuck, Rich, Lin, and the other GOPC folks deserve our applause, as well.
We will be drawing names for prizes later this month. So stayed tuned to see if you win.
Happy New Year!
With the close of the previous year, we wanted to make you aware of our progress with fund raising efforts for the Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders acquisition. We have had the donations thermometer posted on the site since we began fund raising for the project year before last. However, there is a disconnect between what the thermometer reads and what has been paid. The thermometer shows money that has been raised over a given period. We wanted to make you aware that the CCC is further along in its repayment of loans than what is reflected by the thermometer.
Things are really cooking in our efforts to increase climbing access in SC--I apologize for not being more persistent with getting the word out. In the past few months we’ve met with executive staff of SC’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) about bouldering and climbing potential on lands they manage. They are really interested in opening up some areas and are excited about partnering with the CCC.