A big thank you to our sponsors who make the Rumble possible!
Online registration is closed, but on-site registration is available Friday night (5-8) and Saturday morning (7-8)
Want to sponsor the Rumble?
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, connect with hundreds of climbers at one of the first community events in 2019.
Contact Will Goodson ([email protected]) for sponsorship information and details.
Register BEFORE 12PM on Friday 2/15/2019
Adult Registration: $45
Kids (10 & under): $20
Register AFTER 12PM on Friday 2/15/2019
On site at Lake Lure Municipal Hall ONLY:
Adult Registration: $55
Kids (10 & under): $30
The Lake Lure Municipal Hall is located at 2932 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
- Free camping Friday and Saturday night at Morse Park by the community center
- Shuttle to and from the event
- After party on Saturday night
- Give-aways from the stage
- Competition t-shirt
- more! more! more!
Please be aware this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.
- 5-8 PM registration open at Lake Lure Municipal Hall for packet pick up and sign up if spots remain.
- Free camping available at Morse Park by the Lake Lure Welcome center.
- 7 - 8 AM registration open for packet pick up and sign up if spots remain
- 8 - 9:30 AM buses load for shuttle to the comp area
- 9:30 - 10 AM competitor's meeting at the staging area at the Rumbling Bald parking lot
- 10 AM - 4 PM comp
- 6 PM dinner and after party
- Free camping available at Morse Park by the community center.
Parking & Logistics
The Rumbling Bald parking lot will be closed to everyone except for authorized persons on the day of the comp. You MUST ride the shuttle. Shuttle buses will run throughout the day.
Scorecards not turned in by 4 PM will not be counted. You will need to leave the boulder field when the comp ends unless you like really long walks back to town.
We need help to organize and run the comp. Remaining 2019 volunteer spaces are limited. If you're interested, please complete this form and we'll contact you if there's a spot left for you!
Stewardship Day on Sunday
Trail stewardship projects in Chimney Rock State Park on Sunday, Feb 17th.
We will meet on Sunday February 17th at the Old Rock Café at 9 a.m. and work to 2 p.m.
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
We'll clear all the flood debris on the Riverwalk Trail from behind the Old Rock Café over to the Riverwatch Restaurant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I spectate or climb without registering?
Spectators are welcome to come out and watch during the event. Non- registered climbers are welcome to climb at Rumbling Bald while the event is taking place. Spectators and Non-registered climbers will be shuttled up to the Rumbling Bald climbing access area AFTER all event participants and volunteers have arrived at the climbing area. These shuttles will likely start running for spectators/non-paid climbers at around 10am. So, your friends, significant others, etc will have to come find you at the climbing area.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are discouraged at the Rumble climbing event. Pets are allowed to be on Chimney Rock State Park property, leashed at all times. Please leave your pets at home.
What if I just want to “enjoy the festivities” and camp?
Camping is included with participants registration cost. Non-registered people can camp at the cost of $10 per person. The evening meal is an additional $10. You will need to purchase raffle tickets if you want to have access to the beer on site.
Can I still volunteer or Judge?
At this time we are set with volunteers. If you would like to participate in the event we encourage you to register for the event. Or pay $20 for camping and food.
Why is the CCC putting on this event?
The Carolina Climbers Coalition is committed to preserving, protecting and expanding our climbing opportunities in our region. The Rumble is our main event to raise money for our cause and engage with our awesome climbing tribe. Currently, the CCC is using funds from the event to pay off its loan from The Access Fund for the purchase of the Buckeye Knob climbing area. More information is available here: https://carolinaclimbers.org/projects/buckeyeknob
What is the weather policy?
The Rumble is an outdoor event and the weather can have a mind of its own. We reserve the right to adjust the competition dates and or time depending on weather to ensure the safety of everyone involved. There could be delays in the start time for the event if weather dictates that is the best course of action. Sunday, February 17th, is our back up rain date. We will post updates on the status of the comp, with regards to weather, on our website and social media platforms. All registered participants will also receive email updates. Make sure to check in often if weather looks to be an issue.
Can I get a refund?
Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. This is a fundraiser for the Non-Profit volunteer organization Carolina Climbers Coalition. There is a lot of planning that goes into making this event safe and awesome. It takes a lot to organize an event of this nature/magnitude with linking partners from Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock Management LLC, Town of Lake Lure, Lake Lure Police, Lake Lure Fire Department, Lake Lure Town Council, Sponsors, Volunteers, and others.
Location & Event Information
Check-in & event registration (if spots are available) are at the Lake Lure Welcome Center.
Lake Lure, NC 28746