REI Grants

For the second time, the CCC is the recipient of grants from REI. We're deeply thankful for the support and for REI's continued work to promote responsible and sustainable recreation. We received 3 different grants this year for a total of $27,000!

Sauratown Trail - $17,000

Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards

Anthony Love receives his award at the annual meeting
Anthony Love receives his award at the annual meeting


In memory of Kayah, the board established the Kayah Gaydish Stewardship Awards, to be given annually to individuals in the climbing community who have demonstrated outstanding care and stewardship of our climbing resources. The awards were announced and presented at the annual CCC meeting. We are honored to recognize the first three recipients of this award.


By Laws

The CCC by-laws govern the core operations of the board and the organization. They have been amended a few times over the years to keep pace with the changes in the broader community and with the growth and changing roles of the CCC. The by-laws and our charter can be found below.

Rumbling Bald North Side

North side of Rumbling Bald

The North or "dark" side of Rumbling Bald had been closed to climbing for some time now, much to the chagrin of those looking for more rock in the Hickory Nut Gorge that can be climbed later in the season as temperatures rise. On June 4th, representatives from the CCC and the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park joined park staff on a reconnaisance hike for a possible new trail to the North side from the current climbers parking lot. This scouting mission was the result of several years of continued conversation with the park and arose from a proposal that Mike Reardon and Kayah Gaydish submitted to the park last year. That proposal was signed by a number of other groups interested in seeing the trail system at CRSP expanded and the area opened. 


Board Meeting Minutes

The CCC Board met on March 19th, 2016 at Brad Caldwell’s house after a day of climbing at Big Rock, SC. Brad was kind enough to hook us up with home brews and food and let us take over his basement for a meeting. A number of topics were discussed, here's the highlights.