Carolina Climbing Museum

The Carolinas have a vast history of climbing. The Carolina Climbing Museum, inside Asheville's Black Dome Mountain Sports has a dedicated space for many items and stories. You can access much of the history of Carolina Climbing at 

Stay Fit and Engaged During Covid-19 Crisis

You're stuck at home, I am stuck at home, we are all stuck at home. We created this landing page for the climbing-need in you. Several of our partnering gyms have created inventive and downright incredible ways for climbers to stay fit and stay engaged in the climbing community right from your own home. Although we love climbing outside, we all know that now is not the best time to visit climbing areas.

Here are some great indoor options for fitness and engagement from climbing gyms or business partners we know and love:

2019 Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Kayah Gaydish Stewardship awards. Established in honor of Kayah, a former board member and beloved member of the local climbing and conservation communities, these awards recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to sustain or expand climbing areas in the Carolinas. 

Our 2019 Kayah Gaydish Stewardship awardees are: James Ledgerwood, Adam Tripp, and Michael Trotter.


Climbers Help Shape the Next Two Decades of Pisgah/ Nantahala Forest Management

The U.S. Forest Service is currently finalizing a new forest plan for all activities and designations within North Carolina’s Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, including climbing. These public lands are home to some of the most popular climbing in the East, including Looking Glass Rock, Linville Gorge, and Whiteside, to name just a few. The forests boast more than 3,000 routes and over 75 cliffs, crags, and boulder fields that offer an enormously diverse range of climbing: bouldering, sport, trad, aid, ice, and even 1,000-foot multipitch walls.

Buckeye Knob Socks by Farm to Feet

Click here to purchase your Buckeye Knob socks

Thanks to Farm to Feet, 100% of the proceeds will go to the CCC's efforts of access and stewardship.


CCC Volunteers Aid Peregrine Monitoring

The CCC has been working closer than ever with the NC Wildlife Resource Commision to identify peregrine eyrie sites across the state. Our goal is to help biologists determine closure boundaries that make sense in relation to known climbing areas in order to protect the nesting peregrines and to ensure to climbers that climbing routes are not closed down frivolously. Peregrine eyrie locations change often year to year (such as Moores Wall and NC Wall), but in some cases they have historically remained the same for years (such as Looking Glass).

Economic Impact Study, Rumbling Bald

In coordination with the economics division of the College of Charleston, we will be organizing an economic impact study of Rumbling Bald. We hope to get a good idea of climber-based economic impact to the Hickory Nut Gorge region including the Town of Lake Lure and Village of Chimney Rock. 

531 bad bolts replaced in 2019!

CCC volunteers replaced 531 bolts in 2019! Yes 531! The replacements were 1:1 and the majority of the old bolts were pulled, with new bolts placed in the exact same hole. 

This effort is one of the biggest rebolting efforts in the nation! Thank you to the ASCA and Access Fund for your generous gifts of hardware. Thank you to all of those who contributed to the Hidden Valley bolt fund. Also, thank you board member Shannon Millsaps for spearheading so many of these replacement efforts!