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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, 2023

The Carolina Climbers Coalition work closely with USFS and NC Wildlife Resource Commission 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 USFS closure zones and for helping protect this amazing species.

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Pisgah Nantahala Forest Plan Updates

Linville Gorge, Short Off, Looking Glass Rock, Whiteside, Big Green, Cedar Rock, all boulders in National Forest, Sam’s Ice, The Dump, and so many more of our beloved climbing areas will be affected by the Pisgah Nantahala Land Management Forest Plan. The Forest Plan will guide forest management for the next twenty years. At the CCC, we have been a part of the planning process since 2012 along with our access partners, Access Fund, and dozens of partnering stakeholders.

Pilot Mountain Fire

The Pilot Mountain fire affected nearly 1000 acres. CCC representatives Bryce Mahoney and AJ Jackson had permission to review the climbing area shortly after the fires went out. Little permanent damage was done to the climbing areas, but we will have some upcoming trail days to continue to improve sustainability of the trail and base. Stay tuned!