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Eagle Rock

Land Manager: State of NC, Chimney Rock State Park

Area rep: Mike Reardon

As of May 4th, 2018,  climbing will be permitted at the Eagle Rock Crags!  This new climbing and hiking access was made possible by the partnership between Chimney Rock State Park, Conserving Carolina, and the Carolina Climbers Coalition. The trail leading to the base of many climbs and boulders was funded by the Carolina Climbers Coalition, Conserving Carolina, and co-sponsored by an American Alpine Club Cornerstone Grant and an REI Stewardship Grant. 

The CCC contributed $5,500 to the trail and gravel for an expanded parking lot in order to make this project possible. Help us refill the bank account for our next project by making a donation today.


There are 8 parking spaces available per day, please carpool!

The road to the parking area is a one lane gravel logging road which may be difficult to traverse if you have a vehicle with low ground clearance. Trailers and vehicles larger than a 15-passenger van are prohibited. 

No overnight parking. Visitors are limited to the hours between dawn and dusk.

Do not park on private property. Violation of any of these terms and conditions could result in a citation or your vehicle being towed.


Access Notes

The opening of the Eagle Rock Crags represents the first expanded rock climbing access within Chimney Rock State Park. The CCC asks that you help out as much as possible with future access expansions. Please follow the simple ideals below.

  • Leave No trace. Pack out what you pack in. Pick up trash from others
  • NO camping at the parking lot or at the crags
  • Be courteous and respectful of non-climbers that you see on the mountain
  • DO NOT park anywhere other than with a permit at the authorized parking lot
  • Patronize local shops and restaurants. Let them know that you are a climber. We need to make sure the locals understand that climbers and other outdoors types are a valuable source of tourist dollars.
  • Be respectful of private property and adjacent landowners, parking violations are subject to a fine or towing. While in the area, please keep quiet, as private property borders the park boundaries and we want to keep our neighbors happy.

Camping/ Lodging 

Visit this link for camping info:

AirBnB right near Rumbling Bald and Eagle Rock: take a look at this rental home. The owners are supporters of the CCC. 


Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs Second Edition lists all routes. Mountain Project lists some routes and a few boulder problems.