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 Elizabth 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.
Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL) has preserved 750 wonderful acres at their Bald Mountain Creek Preserve near Burnsville, NC. We have several great news items about this conserved land and STPAL:
1. STPAL has been amazing to work with as partners in outdoor recreation
2. STPAL land holds several boulders and STPAL is excited to have the CCC as partners to provide access to the outdoor recreation assets of the preserved land (AKA boulders).
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:
The peregrine closure at Short Off (south- between CO and Paradigm Shift)) as well as Victory Wall have been lifted as of March 15, 2021. North End of Moores Wall closure is lifted.
National Forest Closure Orders pertinent to climbers from Jan 15- Aug 15 unless lifted early. See the forest service PDF listing for more detail: