TRC is Matching Your Donation!

Triangle Rock Club will be matching dollar for dollar your donation toward the CCC's recent purchase of the Maibauer Boulders, up to $10,000! Make your matching donation at carolinaclimbers.org/maibauer between now and Oct 14th and each $1 that you give equals $2 towards conserving this critical climbing resource in perpetuity. Can you help match TRC's $10,000?
 

Climbing Community Loses a Friend

On June 21st, 2022 the Carolina climbing community lost a true friend and partner when Benjamin Crotts, Jr. passed away at 93. Ben was the owner of Ridge's Mountain - known to climbers as the Asheboro boulders, and a fervent protector not only of the land, but of climbing on that land. The CCC leased the Asheboro boulders from Ben and his wife Eunice (who passed away in 2019) and over the years we made several attempts to purchase the property from him.

Partial Peregrine Closure Lifting

Good news for climbers; many peregrine closures have been lifted early this year!  The CCC works closely with biologists of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commision, as well as the USFS to ensure that protections of the species and climbing management are in balance. Close monitroing of peregrine eyries that result in early closure-lifts are one example of the benefit of that relationship. Thank you to all people who respect these closure zones.

Bolt Replacement Campaign!

CCC volunteers have been working fervently to replace aging hardware throughout the Carolinas and beyond. If you clip bolts, please consider helping us maintain them!

Please consider a donation to our bolt replacement fund, located here.

Ukraine Supplies

The Carolina Climbers Coalition is currently asking the climbing community to help us in direct support of the Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing of Ukraine (FAIS) and the people of Ukraine. We have been in direct communication with volunteers of the FAIS over the past week and they have very specifically asked for first aid kits (via monetary donation only), sub-freezing sleeping bags, thermal base layers, and other cold weather gear. 
 
This aid campaign will be split into two ways to help:
 

Rumble Results

We had a most amazing Rumble this year. The turn out was bigger than ever before! Huge thanks to all volunteers, sponsors, and competitors who came out to support! We had over 250 competitors and over 350 participants! $2000 of the profits of this event were donated to the Town of Lake Lure for their Buffalo Creek Park parking lot expansion. We also hope to have some great NEW ACCESS news coming soon, and each dollar spent at the Rumble will be going towards these new access efforts.

Peregrine Closures, 2022

The Carolina Climbers Coalition work closely with USFS and NC Wildlife Biologists each year to ensure that peregrine falcon closures are accurate per eyrie sites, and help balance conservation of the species with reasonable access to climbing destinations. Thank you, climbers, for respecting these closure zones and for helping protect this amazing species.

Trango and Tenaya renew support for the CCC

Trango and Tenaya Climbing have been pivotal in our success as an organization. Each year, Trango/ Tenaya's support helps us open new climbing areas, maintain impacts on existing climbing areas, and bring together the community. Take a look at this article from Outdoor Sports Wire, highlighting Trango/ Tenayas support of the CCC!

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