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North Carolina

Maibauer Boulders (AKA Love Valley)

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.


Buffalo Creek Park

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.