Will you help us open and sustain climbing areas by supporting the Carolina Climbers Conservation Corps (C4)?
To create new climbing access areas and sustain impacts on existing climbing areas. Our C4 Team is a group of climber/ trail builders hired to create new access and improve existing access in the Western Mountains and Piedmont. Our C4 Team leaders also work with volunteers and partnering organizations to build needed climbing infrastructure.
Western Mountains C4 Projects:
-Weaver Knob Boulders: We are working with landowners Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land to build a brand new parking and 1 mile trail to this brand new bouldering area in Burnsville, just one mile past the newly built McKinney Gap Boulders. This project has been in the works for months, but officially kicked off in late Nov. 2021.
-McKinney Gap Boulders: The brand new trail and access area is nearly complete thanks to past C4 supporters! YOU now have access to roughly 100 quality boulder problems in Burnsville, NC. Big thanks to Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land for working with us on this new access initiative. We have some work to complete, but the boulders are open and gneiss!
-Rumbling Bald: We plan to bolster several trails at Rumbling Bald. We just recieved approval to mitigate erosion and harden a single, well built path to the Comatose Area. This very popular climbing area has not had a proper path in its 35 years of climbing history. C4 Team will be building it and need your help!
-Crowders: C4 Team will be building the landing and approach to David's Castle.
-Pilot and Moores: Working in various existing climbing areas with resource rehabilitation needs like Pilot and Moores Wall.
-Stony Mountain Vineyard Boulders: As of June 2021, we confirmed brand new bouldering access at Stony Mountain Vineyard in Albermarle, NC. The C4 Team has been constructing a brand new trail system to these newly accessible boulders.
Click here for a testimonial from former C4 employee, Curtis Baird