Photo credit: Adam Johnson
11 Dec

Board Meeting Minutes


The members of the Carolina Climbers Coalition board met on December 3, 2017 at the REI in Asheville, North Carolina. We utilized their meeting room to talk about our status and future. We appreciate the continued support of REI.


Brian Payst, President

Will Goodson, Treasurer

Cameron Cassan, Secretary

Mike Trew, Northern Mountains Rep

Mike Reardon, Southern Mountains Rep 1

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30 Nov

Climbing and Conservation

A great crowd turned out at Black Dome Mountain Sports to hear from Conserving Carolina, Wild South, state biologists and CCC board member Laura Boggess about the intersections of climbing and conservation. This important discussion included topic such as rare plant communities and how climbers can help (of special importance in Linville Gorge). We also gave a check for $15,000 to Conserving Carolina for the construction of the Eagle Rock Trail in Chimney Rock State Park. That trail work is funded by grants from REI & the American Alpine Club as well as the CCC.

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09 Oct

Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Kayah Gaydish Stewardship awards. Established in honor of Kayah, a former board member and beloved member of the local climbing and conservation communities, these awards recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to sustain climbing areas in the Carolinas. 

This year's winners are:

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