LOVE VALLEY, N.C.Carolina Climbers’ Coalition (CCC) and Access Fund are pleased to announce the purchase and protection of the Maibauer Boulders in North Carolina. The purchase secures 32 acres of hardwood forests topped with a compact cluster of high-quality granite boulders within the Brushy Mountains. In an area of the state without many climbing destinations, the Maibauer Boulders will provide sustainable recreation access and conservation value for generations to come.
Note: you must fill out a waiver each year to hike or climb in this area. Waiver is found here.
Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL) has preserved 750 wonderful acres at their Bald Mountain Creek Preserve near Burnsville, NC. IF YOU BELIEVE IN FREE PUBLIC CLIMBING ACCESS, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE CCC AS AN ANNUAL MEMBER!
Great news! In 2020, the CCC entered a parking access agreement with Whiteside Cove Cottages. The parking access agreement renews for us annually so as long as climbers follow all rules posted on the property and on the parking reservation page, access should be maintained into the future.
You must be a current CCC member to park at the cottages.
Great new access news! We have worked with Chimney Rock Village and CR Fire Department to establish a trail easement through Chimney Rock Village land on Round Top Mountain. The Village Boulders Trail is now complete up to the "Grandview Boulder" thanks to the CCC's C4 Team and volunteers.
The Park: This wonderful park was created in 2014 by the Town of Lake Lure with land conservation and trail development help from Conserving Carolina. The CCC is proud to be a part of helping create climbing access here since 2014. In 2022, we began working to open a new boulder field within the park (currently referred to as 'Upper Boulders') and helped the Town of Lake Lure expand the parking lot. Parking was formally 4 cars. The Buffalo Creek Loop Trail is a 3 mile hiking and biking loop which connects to the 10 mile Weed Patch Mountain Trail, leading to Eagle Rock.