The seasonal closure of the road to the Table Rock picninc area (FS Road 210B) is in effect from January 2nd - April 2nd. You can park by the gate (don't block the road) and walk the last bit up to the picnic area to access climbing areas at that end of the gorge. Plan accordingly as it adds about 1 mile to the hike.
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
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.