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NC Climbers Fest

Community. Climbing. Education. Celebration. Stewardship. 

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

This event is brought to you by FirstHand Climbing and Misty Mountain Threadworks

This year will feature clinics and climbing activities at Moore's Wall and Boulders AND exclusive off-season access to Saturatown Mountain!

Registration includes:

  • Festival T-shirt
  • 2 nights of dispersed camping at Jomeokee Campground.
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Dinner Saturday.
  • Live music and movies on the big screen.
  • Access to vendor village.
  • Access to clinics (choose clinic add on at check out)
  • Access to Moore's Bouldering tour (choose add on at check out)
  • Access to awesome raffle items from our sponsors.
  • Community climbing and more! 

Festival Information

When: June 21 - 23


  • Jomeokee Campground,1140 Paces Place Rd Pinnacle NC
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • Sauratown Mountain (exclusive off-season access!)

Want to Volunteer?

The NC Climbers Fest would not be possible without the help of Volunteers. Volunteers get discounted registration for this event. Sign up for a volunteer role here. 

Check here for full clinic descriptions.

Jomeokee Campground Ground Clinic Options (choose clinic add on at checkout)

SOLD OUT Clinic #1: 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. (AAC Instructors)

Clinic #2: Rappelling Best Practices(90 Minutes) Learn how to set up a rappel extension and manage the risks presented by rappelling. (AAC Instructors)

Clinic #3: 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. (AAC Instructors)

Clinic #4: Belaying from Above (90 Minutes) (AAC Instructors)


Moore’s Bouldering Tour

Join CCC Board Members and Volunteers for a tour of the classic problems of Moore’s Wall Boulders during NC Climbers’ Fest. Tour leaders will highlight notable climbs for beginner and intermediate climbers in both the Main Area and the Valley, including safety considerations (pads and spotters), beta on start/key holds and top outs, and some history on the development of this absolute gem of a crag in the Northern Piedmont. Bring a pad (if you have one) and all your stoke!

Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendors will have the opportunity to get face time with our amazing community at NC Climbers Fest. Check out vendor and sponsor options here and please reach out to to learn more about being a vendor. 


What about Rain?

This is a rain or shine event. Please come prepared for the weather. If the Festival is cancelled, funds raised from your registraion will be put towards our ongoing access and stewardhip work throughout the Carolinas. Refunds will not be issued if this event is cancelled for any reason. The funds raised through event registration fees are important for our access and conservation work. Thank you for your support!

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. Dogs are NOT allowed at Sauratown Mountain - no exceptions. 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. 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 Sauratown Mountain, or Hanging Rock 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 Friday and 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. 


I have registered but can not go, can I get a refund?

If you have registered and can not attend, or if the festival gets cancelled, funds from your registration will be put towards our ongoing access and stewardship efforts throughout the Carolinas.



June 21st, 2024 6:00 PM to June 23rd, 2024 1:00 PM
1140 Paces Place Rd
Pinnacle, NC 27043
United States
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Event Fee(s)
CCC Member Registration $65.00
Registration + CCC Peregrine Membership $85.00
Volunteer Registration (no clinic) $45.00
Moore's Bouldering Tour + Registration + CCC Membership $85.00
Registration + Moore's Bouldering Tour (CCC Members) $65.00
Registration with clinic #2 add-on $100.00
Registration with clinic #3 add-on $100.00
Registration with clinic #4 add-on $100.00
Registration with clinic #9 add-on $100.00