Trail Stewardship

Trail stewardship leads to more climbing access, less erosion, a more enjoyable user experience, and helps establish better relationships with land managers. In 2018 alone, CCC volunteers built 1.85 miles of sustainable trails and helped maintain 5.35 miles.

Our Trail Crew Leaders are expereienced trail builders and maintainers.  Please email [email protected] if interested in volunteering for trail work.

 

Stewardship

The CCC is actively engaged in a wide variety of stewardship projects from trail days to fixed anchor replacement. Trail days are a great way to give back to the places you love and we announce those here on the events page as well as on our Facebook page. 

The rebolting list contains a list of routes which have seen hardware replaced by volunteers. Much of the replaced hardware is being provided by the American Safe Climbing Association and we are very grateful for their support!

 

CCC Hires Executive Director

After 24 years as a volunteer-run non-profit, the work of the CCC and the opportunities to enhance climbing across the Carolinas led the board to decide that a full-time position was the best way to accomplish our goals. Thanks to generous donations from Trango e-Grips and the VF Foundation, we were able to fund the start of this new phase of the organization’s growth. After a search process, the Carolina Climbers Coalition is very pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Reardon as the organization’s first Executive Director.

North End of Moore's Wall

From NC State Parks:

The seasonal wildlife closure of Moore's Wall's North End is now in effect.  The closure will run through 08/31/2019, but may open earlier depending on peregrine activity.  Climbing, bouldering, and hiking by park visitors beyond the North End trail point will be prohibited during the closure. 

Public notice will include signs posted along the climbing access trail and on our park website.

Protectors Program

The CCC, in partnership with Rab, Petzl, Scarpa, Joey Henson Art, Nicolas Colquitt Art, Ground Up Sales, and Ground Up Publishing, were proud to introduce the Protectors Program in 2018. We had a fantastic first year and raised $7500 for climbing access! We are sold out of all 2018 premiums. Stay tuned for 2019!

Survey Results

A few months back we rana survey to assess a number of different questions about climbing in the Carolinas, the focus of the CCC and more. The full survey results are linked below, but here's a summary:

Annual Meeting - 2018

The annual meeting of the CCC was held on October 5th, 2018 at the Foscoe-Grandfather Community Center. Many thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting and for your patience with our traffic-induced delayed start! We elected a new set of board members, with several new members and some changes in current member's roles. We want to send a special thanks to the following people who are leaving the board after many years of service to the community:

Climbing & Conservation in Pisgah

Minimizing our impact on the places we climb is a critical part of sustaining access. One often overlooked aspect of that is the plants found around the cliffs and boulders. CCC Board Member Laura Boggess is also an ecologist and authored the attached guide to some of the plants to keep an eye out for in the Pisgah forest area crags. Check it and keep an eye out next time you're climbing.

Protectors program

The CCC, in partnership with Rab, Petzl, Scarpa, Joey Henson Art, Nicolas Colquitt Art, Ground Up Sales, and Ground Up Publishing, are proud to introduce the Protectors Program. If you love the fact that the CCC has protected or created public access to areas like Laurel Knob, Buckeye Knob, Hidden Valley, Asheboro Boulders, Big Rock, Buffalo Creek, Eagle Rock, Rumbling Bald, Gerton Ice, Sauratown, then this program is for you.

REI Stewardship Grants

We are honored and so thankful to receive another round of stewardship grants from our friends at REI. This year, $5,000 will support the construction of a climber's access trail along the base of recently opened Eagle Rock and $20,000 will fund the completion of the Sauratown trail! REI has been a huge source of support for CCC projects, starting with the Hidden Valley acquisition. To date, we've received $72,000 for trails, acquisitions and parking areas and can't thank REI enough for their support and partnership!

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