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Black Stacks Access Celebration

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New climbing access at Rocky Fork State Park, TN has arrived at their Black Stacks cliffs!

Join us in celebrating the first ever open climbing at the Black Stacks Access Celebration on Saturday, June 15th. Expect a ribbon cutting, a topo of Black Stacks routes, a ground tour of the routes, guided climbing by Fox Mountain Guides, and community-lead climbing at a serene shady summertime crag! A big thank you to Fox Mountain Guides for proving guided climbing at this event. Registration is very limited and only $5 for CCC members, so secure your spot now! 

Partnering with RFSP, we're thrilled to open up the Black Stack Cliffs for public climbing access. With moderate traditional routes up to 120' tall set against a picturesque riverside backdrop, Black Stacks boasts over 25 routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.11. A topo and ground tour of routes at Black Stacks will be provided at the event. Once you have regostered for the event through this CCC website, please fill out the Rocky Fork State Park climbing waiver here

Our journey with RFSP began in 2015, leading to the opening of White House Cliffs in 2020, made possible by the Access Fund and continued support from Trango Climbing. Thanks to your support, climbing access at RFSP is flourishing!

This achievement underscores the power of collaboration among climbers, park officials, conservationists, support groups, guide companies, and gear manufacturers in celebrating and preserving our public lands sustainably. Just a short drive from Asheville and Johnson City, TN, RFSP is a must-visit for climbers!



"What if it rains?": We will likely have to postpone the event in the event of rain. Check this website 24 hours before the event. 

"I am an experienced climber and want to lead climbs myself, can I?": Absolutely! Bring your gear! Climbing is at your own risk. You must fill out a TN State Park climbing waiver here.

"I am an inexperienced climber and do not have any gear. Can I still attend and climb?": Absolutely! Thanks to Fox Mountain Guides, guided climbing will be available throughout the event. 

"Can I walk to the top of the cliff to set up top ropes": No. Due to sensitive vegetation, climbs must be lead first and top access is not allowed. 

"I can not attend but would like to visit Black Stacks to climb after June 15, is this allowed?": Yes! You must fill out a TN State Park climbing waiver here

"Can I attend the event if I did not register": No. Space is limited. Please register. 



June 15th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Rocky Fork State Park Trailhead
Rocky Fork Rd
Flag Pond, TN
United States
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Event Fee(s)
Registration for a CCC member $5.00
Registration plus 1 year CCC membership $25.00