C4 Team

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.

C4, Round 2!

The Carolina Climbers Conservation Corps (C4) is back! Will you help us open new climbing areas and take care of our existing areas? 

We need your help to open new climbing areas and to bolster the sustainability of our existing climbing areas. Big thanks to the American Adventure Service Corps and Mountain Home Caretakers as our first $1000 business contributors! 

Read more here.

2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings

Here is a link to the slideshows presented at our 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings. 

NEW ACCESS IN THE WORKS!

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).

Meeting Recording

Here is a link to our recording of the 2/16/21 webinar on Stewardship in the Outdoors, presented by Western Carolina University with CCC reps speaking and answering questions. 

 

Hanging Chain Boulders/ No Trespassing

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.

Peregrine Closure Jan 15- Aug 15

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:

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