We are honored and so thankful to receive another round of stewardship grants from our friends at REI. This year, $5,000 will support the construction of a climber's access trail along the base of recently opened Eagle Rock and $20,000 will fund the completion of the Sauratown trail! REI has been a huge source of support for CCC projects, starting with the Hidden Valley acquisition. To date, we've received $72,000 for trails, acquisitions and parking areas and can't thank REI enough for their support and partnership!
Minimizing our impact on the places we climb is a critical part of sustaining access. One often overlooked aspect of that is the plants found around the cliffs and boulders. CCC Board Member Laura Boggess is also an ecologist and authored the attached guide to some of the plants to keep an eye out for in the Pisgah forest area crags. Check it and keep an eye out next time you're climbing.
The CCC, in partnership with Rab, Petzl, Scarpa, Joey Henson Art, Nicolas Colquitt Art, Ground Up Sales, and Ground Up Publishing, are proud to introduce the Protectors Program. If you love the fact that the CCC has protected or created public access to areas like Laurel Knob, Buckeye Knob, Hidden Valley, Asheboro Boulders, Big Rock, Buffalo Creek, Eagle Rock, Rumbling Bald, Gerton Ice, Sauratown, then this program is for you.