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Area Rep: Adam Johnson

Pumpkintown is the southwest facing cliff on the major escarpment in Table Rock State Park. Special thanks to Table Rock State Park officials for all of their support in opening this great resource!  The Carolina Climbers Coalition recieved a $1200 Access Fund  grant to aid in funding the climbers approach trail construction. The American Alpine Club also provided a $700 grant for tools. SC State Parks also recieved a grant to help fund the education of two CCC members plus SC State Park staff in trail design and machine work. The acquisition for climbing began in summer 2019 and regional climbers quickly began exploring the area. It had seen some climber traffic in years past, mainly in the 1990's.    The trail began construction in Feb 2020. When Covid-19 hit and unemployment became rampant, we hired 8 trail builders and called the team "Carolina Climbing Conservation Corps", or C4 for short. This was in honor of the original Conservation Civilian Corps. The C4 team completed the trail build in Sept. 2020. This new trail gives climbers access to a never before opened cliff in South Carolina. The cliff hosts some of the most impeccable granite in the US with 1-3 pitch in length climbing possibilities. Various climbers have been posting some route info on Mountain Project. 

Parking: White Oaks Pavilion inside Table Rock State Park

If you are excited about new climbing access like Pumpkintown, consider becoming a CCC member to support projects like this near you.

Rules per Table Rock State Park: 

  1. All routes on the Main Wall west of the Walker Buttress, including the Pumpkintown Wall, will be open year-round to climbing unless nesting habits change. A peregrine closure is in effect from Feb 1- Aug 15 on routes east of the Walker Buttress. The closure zone includes the Watergroove Wall

  2. Climbing activities shall be within park hours and only at designated areas. 

  3. All climbers must fill out a permit, which is located 100 feet up the new climber access trail, which leaves from the White Oaks Pavilion.

  4. Fixed anchors shall not be placed unless removable protection is not an option. Fixed anchors must be camoued to match rock. 

  5. Trees or shrubs should not be used for protection or rappel. 

  6. Scrambling without technical equipment, bouldering, and sport rappelling are currently prohibited. 

  7. All State Park rules apply, including leave no trace, no camping outside of permitted areas, no alcohol, report injuries to State Park. Climbers must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.