Access Updates

Asheboro, NC: The Carolina Climbers Coalition, Access Fund, The Conservation Fund, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), and the North Carolina Zoo are pleased to announce that the Asheboro Boulders at Ridges Mountain have been permanently conserved, with climbing access preserved. As of December 2023, the 134-acre tract comprising the Asheboro Boulders is now owned by the State of North Carolina under management of the Zoo. Decades of negotiations and partnerships safeguarded this unique climbing area, preventing potential destruction for mineral extraction. The Conservation Fund's pivotal role, along with CCC's persistent efforts, led to this landmark conservation victory by NCDNCR. The Asheboro Boulders boast over 200 boulder problems on high quality gabbro formations, offering climbers a unique experience. Climber access now requires a daily reservation, ensuring sustainable use of this cherished resource.  Join us in celebrating this win for climbing and conservation!

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Access Updates

Rocky Fork State Park, TN: We have confirmed new climbing access opening soon! In partnership with Rocky Fork State Park (RFSP), we are thrilled to announce that the Black Stack Cliffs will soon be open to public climbing! Featuring moderate traditional routes up to 100' tall in a beautiful riverside setting, Black Stacks offers over 20 routes rated 5.6 - 5.11. Our collaboration with RFSP began in 2015, leading to the opening of White House Cliffs in 2020, supported by the Access Fund and Trango Climbing. Thanks to your voices and ongoing support, climbing access at RFSP continues to grow. This achievement showcases how climbers, park officials, biologists, support groups, and gear manufacturers can work together to celebrate and preserve our public lands sustainably. Located just 35 minutes north of Asheville and 30 minutes south of Johnson City, TN, RFSP is a must-visit destination for climbers.  

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Don't Miss Reel Rock 18

Immerse yourself in four new climbing films from across the globe: a visionary first ascent on Japan’s mythical Mt. Mizugaki; a climbing community held together in war-torn Ukraine; a treacherous free ascent of Jirishanca in the Peruvian Andes; and an exploration of Mallorca’s deep-water soloing.

Charlotte, join us March 29th for a film screening in partnership with Inner Peaks and Divine Barrel Brewing. 

Photo Credits: Reel Rock


Membership Matters

CCC membership is the lifeblood of our organization. Conservation success stories like the recent win at Asheboro Boulders are made possible in part by the resources acquired through annual membership fees. Every time you renew your CCC membership, or encourage a climbing buddy to join, you are moving the needle toward greater protection and expansion of climbing opportunities in the Carolinas.

Also, CCC members have access to some pretty sweet benefits with our membership partners! One of those amazing partners is Guillard Climbing. Want to gain the skills necessary to go climbing on your own, learn trad or sport climbing, and practice techniques you've seen online? Private instruction bookings are tailored to each guest specifically, so you'll get to focus on your goals.

CCC members receive a generous 15% off private instruction with Guillard Climbing. 

If you're a CCC member, you can learn more and redeem this offer here.

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NC Climbers Fest Returns May 17 - 19 

NC Climbers Fest is back! Join us May 17 - 19th at Jomeokee Campground and surrounding State Parks and climbing lands for a weekend of climbing, education, celebration and more. This year's event will have a few new additions, including a tour of Moores Boulders, all day clinics at climbing areas, and more. And all the old favorites are back too, including community climbing, climber education clinics with AAC Triangle, vendor village festival, live music, films and more at Jomeokee Campground. Registration is opening soon. For now, save the date and keep an eye out for an announcement about open registration! 

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Visit the Carolina Climbing Museum inside of Black Dome Mountain Sports in Asheville. Not in WNC? Check out their fantastic website with stories documenting Carolina Climbing's rich history. 

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