In January 2021, it was brought to Chimney Rock State Park's and Carolina Climbers Coalition's attention that several of the boulder clusters in the Hanging Chain Boulders are on private property. The land manager of the property met with CCC representatives and Chimney Rock State Park staff to discuss property lines in relation to boulders. Chimney Rock State Park has asked boulderers not to boulder in the Hanging Chain Boulders that are on State Park Property. Contact Chimney Rock State Park with questions about this.
The CCC, National Forest, and North Carolina WIldlife Resource Commission work closely to ensure that peregrine closures provide a proper buffer for nesting peregrines and climbers. The following climbing areas are affected by closures:
National Forest Closure Orders pertinent to climbers from Jan 15- Aug 15 unless lifted early. See the forest service PDF listing for more detail:
We are celebrating 25 years of access and stewardship!
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You must purchase by Jan 31 and all shipping will be after Jan 31. Asheville Screen Printing is handling all orders and all shipping. The CCC gets a portion of the profits from the sales so know that your purchase is supporting access and stewardship!
We are seeking at least one crag steward per major crag/ boulder field across the Carolinas. If interested in being a CCC Crag Steward for a specific crag, check the list on this link to see if that position is open. Any questions, please email email@example.com.
Goal: Increase community-lead stewardship of our ever growing portfolio of climbing lands.
Hickory Nut Gorge needs expanded climbing access. Now is the time to act.
Kayah Gaydish was an incredibly selfless steward of various wild lands in the Carolinas. She spent much of her professional career and also her free time maintaining trails, working to clear invasive species, and making key partnerships with land owners so that volunteers could conduct this important work. In her memory, we have awarded 3-4 people per year since 2017 a "Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Award".
This year's recipients are:
In Oct. 2020, we were honored to have recieved an Attorney General Stein Dogwood Award. We were honored for founding our C4 program and for building new recreation infrastructure in the Carolinas.