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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 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 (must register by April 25th)
  • 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: May 17th at 6PM - May 19th at 1PM

Locations:

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

New This Year

(choose add on at checkout)

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!

Moore's Wall Clinics

Clinic #5: 

  • Intro to Traditional Climbing
  • Clinic Provider: Fox Mountain Guides
  • Max Participants: 6
  • Time:  Instructor will communicate meeting time
  • Location: Instructor will communicate meeting location

PILOT  MOUNTAIN CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS

Clinic #6: 

  • Gym to Crag Skills
  • Clinic Provider: Yadkin Valley Adventure
  • Max Participants: 10
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Instructor will communicate meeting location

Clinic #8

  • Women's Gym to Crag Clinic - Trip Leadership
  • Clinic Provider: Pisgah Climbing School
  • Participants: 6
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meeting time: 8:30 AM

Clinic #9

  • BIPOC Community Gym to Crag Clinic - Trip Leadership
  • Clinic Provider: Pisgah Climbing School
  • Participants: 6
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meeting time: 8:30 AM

ALL CLINICS TAKE PLACE SATURDAY MAY 18TH

SAURATOWN MOUNTAIN CLINIC DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS -

Clinic #7:

  • Climbing Rescue Techniques
  • Clinic Provider: LINVILLE CENTRAL RESCUE
  • Max Participants: 8
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Instructor will communicate meeting location

More clinic options coming soon! Check here for full clinic descriptions.

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

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)

Draft Event Schedule

Friday May 17th

6 - 7:30 PM: 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 jomeokeecampground.com

Saturday May 18th

  • 8:00 - 9:30AM: Breakfast at Jomeokee Campground
  • 8:30 - 9:30AM Check-In at the Jomeokee Campground, personal camping set up in the dispersed camping area. 
  • 10AM: Ground clinics begin at Jomeokee Campground (must choose clinic add on)
  • 10AM: Moores Bouldering Tour at Hanging Rock SP (must choose Moores Tour add on)
  • 10AM - 4PM: Climber education clinics at Moores Wall, Sauratown Mountain, Pilot Mountain (must choose clinic add on)
  • 10AM - 4PM: Community Climbing: meet up with folks at the campground and choose your climbing adventure for the day! 
  • 5:00 PM: Vendor Village opens at Jomeokee Campground
  • 5:30 - 7PM: Live Music at Jomeokee Campground
  • 6:30 PM: Dinner at Jomeokee Campground
  • 8:00 PM: Raffle Drawing at Jomeokee Campground
  • 9:00 PM Movies at Jomeokee Campground
  • 10:30 PM: Quiet hours begin

Sunday, May 19th

  • 8:30 - 9:30AM: Breakfast at Jomeokee Campground
  • *breakdown your campsite and pack up before leaving for stewardship or community climbing*
  • 10AM - 1PM: Stewardship at Sauratown Mountain Hidden Cliffs trail
  • 1:30 - 5PM: Community climbing at Sauratown Mountain (please leave Sauratown Mountain - YMCA Camp Hanes property by 5:30PM) 

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 aandrade@carolinaclimbers.org to learn more about being a vendor. 

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. 

Equitable Access Registration Raffle

The Carolina Climbers' Coalition in partnership with NC BIPOC Climbers is offering scholarships to encourage equitable participation in at NC Climbers Fest. Scholarships are available for historically underrepresented populations or those who have specifically experienced barriers to participation in climbing. In particular, we hope to support members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) and LGBTQ+ communities. Everyone is encouraged to apply regardless of their age or prior experience with rock climbing.

Details: Scholarships will cover registration fees for the scholarship winner and one selected other who can join the winner as a companion. The scholarship recipient's selected other doesn't need to identify as someone from an underrepresented population. The scholarship winner can bring whoever would be the best companion for them regardless of how that person identifies. Learn more and enter to win here.

FAQs

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.

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 jomeokeecampground.com 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.

 

 

When
May 17th, 2024 6:00 PM to May 19th, 2024 1:00 PM
Location
1140 Paces Place Rd
Pinnacle, NC 27043
United States
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Event Fee(s)
CCC Member Registration $50.00
Registration + CCC Peregrine Membership $70.00
Clinic #5 intro to trad + Registration&Membership $95.00
Clinic #1 two bolt anchors + Registration&Membership $75.00
Clinic #2 rappelling best practices + Registration&Membership $75.00
Clinic #3 the quad - two bolt anchors + Registration&Membership $75.00
Clinic #6 gym to crag skills + Registration&Membership $95.00
Clinic #7 Climbing Rescue Techniques + Registration&Membership $95.00
Clinic #8 Women's gym to crag + Registration&Membership $95.00
Clinic #9 BIPOC gym to crag + Registration&Membership $95.00