We will post official closure info as we receive it from the various authorities. Please respect all area closures! This is critical to maintaining access!

Panthertown Valley Bear Canisters

If you are camping in Panthertown, serving places like Laurel Knob and Big Green, please store your food in a bear canister. See the USDA closure order attached below. This order does not apply to the base of Laurel Knob on CCC property.

Weaver Knob Boulders Temporary Closure Until Spring

The Weaver Knob Boulders are temporarily closed. Located within the Southeastern Trust's Bald Mountain Creek Preserve, the area is under construction for Yellow Winged Warbler habitat restoration. The habitat creation should be complete by late March 2023. Thank you for your patience! Nearby McKinney Gap Boulders are open for your enjoyment and are located within the same preserve but out of reach of the construction.

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.

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.

Bradley Falls... Access saved!

Fill out your 2021 Bradley Falls restricted zone access agreement! 

Bradley Falls and the cliffs surrounding it have been placed in a Temporary Restricted Zone by the NC Wildlife Resource Commission. Thanks to our collaborations with NCWRC, climbers will have access into the Temporary Restricted Zone via a Memorandum of Agreement.  Agreements cover you for a year and are free. Special thanks to NCWRC for working on this with us!