WARNING! The activities described on this website carry a significant risk of personal injury or death. DO NOT participate in these activities unless you are an expert, have sought or obtained qualified professional instruction or guidance, are knowledgeable about the risks involved, and are willing to assume personal responsibility for all risks associated with these activities.
Thanks to a continued strong partnership between the CCC and the staff at Table Rock State Park, the climbing season there is being extended! The season will now run from August 15th to February 1st, a significant increase from the previous season of September 1st to December 31st and adding in the important and prime month of January! Many thanks to our partners at the park for making this happen and to CCC board member Tom Caldwell for his continued great work!
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!
The information on these pages is not designed to be a comprehensive guide to all the climbing areas in the region, nor an exhaustive source of beta (see Mountain Project for much of that). Instead, you will find info on the crag, what to expect from the climbing and any special access notes or other information. Please respect all closures or special access notes, good climber behavior helps keep areas open!
The economic impacts of outdoor recreation in Western NC have never been fully studied, until now. The Outdoor Alliance is working on an assessment of the impacts of biking, boating and climbing in the Western NC National Forests.
The CCC board met on January 15, 2017 at the new Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery after the Rumbling Bald trail day sponsored by Chimney Rock State Park. We sat on the porch by the Broad River and discussed our current affairs.
The annual closures for Peregrine Falcon nesting are in place from January 15 through August 15th. Please respect closure signs and notices and please note the addition of 2 new areas and the removal of the Victory Wall. It's not unusual to see these lifted early in some areas, but until we get offiicial notice from the Forest Service the following areas are closed:
The Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) on occasion supplies bolts, anchors and related equipment obtained from organizations such as the American Safe Climbing Association, or purchased by the CCC, to competent individuals with a demonstrated history of proper bolting technique. Guiding policies to implement the distribution of bolts and anchors are as follows: