NC Climbers Fest is back! Hosted at Jomeokee Campground near Pilot Mountain State Park, NC.


Community. Climbing. Education. Stewardship. Access. Join the NC climbing community for a weekend of connection, climbing, education, stewardship, and support of access for the next generations of climbers.

Registration includes:

  • Festival T-shirt (must register by April 20th)
  • 1 night of dispersed camping at Jomeokee Campground.
  • Dinner Saturday night.
  • Live music and movies on the big screen.
  • Access to vendor village and games.
  • Access to clinics (at no extra cost!) - sign up here
  • Awesome raffle items from our sponsors.
  • Stewardship event on Saturday/Sunday.
  • Community climbing and more! 

Festival Information

When: May 6th, 2022 8:00 AM through May 7th 5:00 PM


Jomeokee Campground

1140 Paces Place Rd 

Pinnacle NC 27043

Event Fee:

CCC Member Registration: $ 65.00

Non-Member Registration: $75

Registration plus CCC Annual Membership: $ 95.00

Event Schedule

Saturday, May 6th

8:00 AM: Check-In at the Jomeokee Campground, personal camping set up in the dispersed camping area. If you want to upgrade to a personal site, book online at

Option 1: Move from Jomeokee to Crag for a half-day stewardship day or half-day community climb at Pilot Mountain State Park.

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Trail workday at Pilot Mountain State Park. Community climb time at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Option 2: Sign up for a clinic at Camp!

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM: Ground Clinics at Jomeokee Campground (see "clinics" below for more info).

Everyone Meet Back at Jomeokee Campground at 4 PM

4:00 PM: Let the Games begin in the vendor village! Collect raffle tickers for each game you complete for chances to win great prizes! Beer and non-alcohol beverages for sale at CCC table.

6:30 PM: Dinner.

7:00 PM: Live Music.

8:30 PM: Raffle.

9:00 PM Movies

11:00 PM: Quiet hours begin

Sunday, May 7th

8 AM - 12 PM: Please breakdown your campsite before heading into the park for community climbing

9 - 10 AM: Community climbing at Pilot Mountain or Hanging Rock.

9 AM - 2 PM: Stewardship at Pilot Mountain

12:00 PM Festival ground in Jomeokee Campground close.


Two Bolt Anchors : Cleaning and Lowering (90 Minutes)

Retrieve your anchor gear safely and efficiently by following these guiding principles for cleaning a two-bolt anchor.

Rappelling Best Practices(90 Minutes)

Learn how to set up a rappel extension and manage the risks presented by rappelling.

Two Bolt Anchors : The Quad (90 Minutes)

Learn the most commonly used anchors in a two-bolt context and how to evaluate their strengths/weaknesses.

Two Bolt Anchors : Cleaning and Lowering (90 Minutes)

Retrieve your anchor gear safely and efficiently by following these guiding principles for cleaning a two-bolt anchor.

Sign up for clinics here!


Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendors will have the opportunity to get face time with our amazing community at NC Climbers Fest. Vendors will set up a table in the vendor village and engage festival participants in a game. Participants will play games to earn raffle tickets. This brings folks to your table and keeps them there!

Please read the vendor and sponsor letter and reach out to to sign up as a vendor or sponsor.

Want to Volunteer?

The NC Climbers Fest would not be possible without the help of Volunteers. If you want to volunteer for the Festival, please take a look at the Volunteer Descriptions.

If any of these suit you, please fill out our Volunteer Signup Form and choose the Volunteer option for registration. 


What games will be happening during the festival?

From 3pm to 7pm is our game time back at Jomeokee Campground. Each vendor is expected to come with a game to play (each game should only take a minute or two). Play the games, get a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!

What about Rain?

This is a rain or shine event. Please come prepared for the weather.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are allowed at the Campground. There are two other dogs that roam on the campground, a german shepard (Sofie) and a border collie (Cindy) both very friendly. Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park allow dogs on leashes. 

I am a beginner climber and would like to attend, will you guide me up the rock?

All climbing activities are at your own risk. If you wish for a professional guide service, we recommend taking one of the clinics offered by professional guides. The CCC or its volunteers are not a guide service, however, we welcome new climbers. It is highly likely that if you follow the group of folks headed to the rock for community climbing, you will find climbing partners. Community climb-time is not a professional service, not sponsored or promoted by the CCC, and climbing is at your own risk. 

Is carpooling required?

There is plenty of parking at the campground, but try to Carpool to the crag if you can. 

Is alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is allowed at Jomeokee campground for individuals over 21 years old. We will have beer, Kombucha, and other non-alcoholic beverages for purchase during the festival in the campground. Alcohol is NOT allowed at Pilot Mountain State Park.

Can I bring my kids?

This festival will be fun for all ages.

How does camping work?

Dispersed Camping is included with the registration for Saturday night. This is camping in an open field, with a community fire pit. If you'd like to have your own spot, or bring a camper/trailer please visit to book a site. Do not wait, they will go fast. If you would like to arrive early and camp Friday night, please book a campsite at

May 6th, 2023 8:00 AM to May 7th, 2023 4:00 PM
Jomeokee Campground
1140 Paces Place Rd
Pinnacle, NC 27043-27043
United States
Event Fee
CCC Members $65.00
CCC Non-members $75.00
CCC Peregrine Membership + Event Registration $95.00
Volunteer $25.00