The seasonal peregrine closure on Laurel Knob has been lifted as of August 1, 2021. After a few observation days, its been determined that the peregrines have left the eyrie. Enjoy!
9/29 Update: This application is now closed
The Carolina Climbers Coalition is currently seeking a new Secretary to join our volunteer Board of Directors, with the position beginning in October 2021.
The Secretary position is responsible for managing social media posts, including event information, volunteer trail days, access updates and general climbing. Responsibilities also include managing Board Meeting minutes and helping with monthly newsletters.
As of July 17, 2021, the temporary closure due to a black bear with cubs at Whitehouse cliffs has now been lifted. Happy climbing!
In February 2021, we formed our first CRAG STEWARD program. The goal is the have 1-2 long term volunteers allocated for a single crag or boulder field. Each Crag Steward's task is to assess the needs of the indiividual crag a few times per year: trail maintenance, base repair, erosion mitigation, parking issues, trash clean up, bolt replacement, rare species monitoring, graffiti clean up, etc. The CCC regional reps and Board of Directors serve as the bridge between the Crag Steward and the land manager of that crag to ensure we are in compliance with their volunteer expectations.
Anyone want to save money, help the environment, AND support the CCC?! A Better Solar Solution, an Asheville-based solar company servicing North and South Carolina, will donate $1,000 to the CCC for every climber who decides to make the switch to solar through ABSS! Go to their website to sign up for a free consultation and be sure to say you were referred by the CCC in the message section to be sure we get the donation while you are saving the planet. And tell your friends! Anyone who mentions the CCC while signing up is a potential $1,000 towards climber-owned and protected land!
You have done it! Thanks to your donations, we have been able to hire two teams of three people each to serve new or existing crags in both the Piedmont and the Western Mountains! Our new C4 teams consist of Elizabeth Taft, Dan VanBrocklin, Dain Canter for the Western Mts Team, and Henry Ritterspush, Shelley Carter, and Bryce Mahoney for the Piedmont Team. We are excited to have the team together! Please come out and join us on upcoming stewardship days almost any day of the week.