Waiver is required for the trail day, please download and complete.
In the fall of 2016, Table Rock State Park and much of the Southeast was plagued by wildfires. The destruction caused soil instability which has led to severe erosion in places along the approach trail.
The trail work includes three small sections of rock work stairs, some bench cutting, and a backfilled retaining wall. This trail project will help enhance our relationship with the park and potentially allow us to climb at a new cliff within park boundaries. This trail day will be followed up with a community event. Free t-shirts and food will be provided for trail day volunteers. Attendees only need to be present for Saturday’s events, but are encouraged to show up all 3 days. The CCC would like to make this an annual event in SC or at different locations throughout our region. A strong attendance will help grow this event in future years. We hope to see you out there!
Friday, November 16th: Submit your own slideshow. This is a tradition that started at the first Table Rock Trail Day. People planning to camp or hang out Friday night are welcomed to submit their own photos or videos of climbing that are attractive, funny, secret areas, guess the climb, or otherwise entertaining. At 7:30 pm, we will run the slide show at the White Oaks Pavilion. Prizes will be given out for favorite submissions voted on by the audience. Please send submissions to Tom Caldwell via [email protected]. Attendees are welcome to register to camp at White Oaks Campground in Table Rock, or another campground nearby Friday night. Reservations can be made here: https://reserve.southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock
Saturday, November 17th: Plan to arrive at the parking area and pavilion of White Oaks Campground by 8:30am for the trail day. Breakfast and coffee will be provided for trail day volunteers starting at 7:30am. At 9am, volunteers will leave to work on the climbers approach trail to Table Rock Mountain. Volunteers will work until lunch. After lunch, volunteers are encouraged to climb at Table Rock until 5:30pm. At 6pm, free dinner will be served to volunteers. The evening will consist of prizes, raffles, and a slideshow by Jeep Gaskin. Tables will be set up by our sponsors to learn more about their business and sign up for clinics. Attendees can again camp at White Oaks or nearby.
Sunday, November 18th: Clinics! A small CCC donation to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Clinics offered:
- Karsten Delap - "Climb Like A Pro"
- Doug Lutz- Multi-pitch Self-Rescue
- Mitch Rutledge- Traditional Gear Placement
- Adam Johnson- Advanced Bouldering Tour at Big Rock
- Brad Caldwell- Moderate Bouldering Tour at Big Rock
- Tom Caldwell- Rope Tour of Big Rock
Requirements: Volunteers need to register for the event by November 12th so that we can have the correct amount of food. All volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age or have signed consent of a parent or guardian. Waivers can be found on the registration page or here Please bring gloves, closed-toe shoes, plenty of water for the day, and a packed lunch. Volunteers can bring small gardening tools such as a mattock, hoe, shovel, 5 gal. bucket, pruning shears, and pruning saws.
Questions? For additional info, please contact Tom Caldwell.
158 Ellison Lane
Pickens, SC 29671