Peregrine Closure Moved at Laurel Knob

The peregrine eyrie (nesting location) has moved at Laurel Knob. It is no longer on Fathom and it is now in the Dillard Canyon. Two actions are effective immediately:

All routes in the Dillard Canyon are closed until Aug 15.

All routes right of Dillard Canyon are now open year-round.

Thank you for respecting peregrine falcon closures and our efforts to protect this great species.

2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report is now available to view. Check out the PDF linked below.

Thanks for being part of our community!


JEDI Open Board Position

The Carolina Climbers Coalition is currently seeking a new J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) board member to join our volunteer Board of Directors, with the position beginning in May 2023.  

Rumble 2023 Results

Huge thanks and congrats to ALL Rumble competitors. These are the results from the score cards that were turned in. Thank you!!!


Female Weekend Warrior/ Ropes

Daisy Sawyer 107

Melissa Daigle 99

Babs 69.5

Allison Norman 68.5

Caroline Brown 51.5

Danielle Fontaine 24


Male Weekend Warrior/ Ropes

Jean Christophe Fillon Robin 104

Sean Betts 100

Eben Henner 87

Greg Lamb 75

Russell Norman 65

Kellen Mahoney 48.5

Panthertown Valley Bear Canisters

If you are camping in Panthertown, serving places like Laurel Knob and Big Green, please store your food in a bear canister. See the USDA closure order attached below. This order does not apply to the base of Laurel Knob on CCC property.

Sauratown Guide 2023

Huge thanks to Emil Briggs for creating this great guide book to Sauratown! Please refer to the guide and our landing page for rules and open season at Sauratown. If you enjoy climbing access, please be sure to check your annual CCC membership status on our join page. CCC membership is not required for access, but it is the only way we can continue to work on access and stewardship at places like Sauratown.


The Carolina Climbers Coalition is comprised of everyday climbers from North and South Carolina, who represent a wide range of backgrounds, climbing styles, and experience. Feel free to contact the CCC. We represent your climbing interests!

We are occasionally looking for new Staff. If interested, contact

Partnership with Preserving a Picturesque America

The CCC has joined forces with talented local artists from Preserving a Picturesque America (PAPA) to create one-of-a-kind original pieces of art depicting the places we love and must protect in the Hickory Nut Gorge.

Half of the funds from the purchase of each piece of art go directly toward furthering the CCC's mission of protecting, preserving and expanding climbing in the Carolinas. The other half will go to supporting the artists.