With spring around the corner and the weather starting to improve, we’re finally able to start looking forward to getting back out into nature and enjoying climbing in its true form. However the season is still in its infancy and there’s lots of work to be done to clean up after the harsh winter weather. We should all look at this as a positive though, as its grants us an opportunity for us to do our part in helping maintain and even improve on the condition of our beloved climbing areas. The following are several “trail days” put together by the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition and the New River Alliance of Climbers that take all the guess work out of the equation for us, all we have to do is show up and help out. Never been to an outdoor climbing area before? These trail days provide an excellent opportunity to do just that, because not only will you get to do your part volunteering, but it will also allow you to meet other climbers all over the region and of course, do some epic climbing while you’re at it. Realizing that we’re part of a bigger climbing community is a pretty awesome thing to behold, sure we’ve all seen climbing videos and know that there’s others out there, but to experience it first hand is a humbling and empowering sensation.
Come join CCC leaders, BRAG leaders, and French Broad River Academy students to continue building the Melrose Mountain Trail.
Melrose Mountain is a brand new climbing access area in Tryon, NC. We are building a trail to the base of this relatively small climbing area (most routes 45 ft, 15+ routes). Hopeful time for self-lead climbing and a crag tour after trail work is complete.
March 4th, 2020 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM
Hogback Mountain Rd
(no address, see CCC page under "climbing areas" for map
Join CCC leaders and Ohio State University students to help rehabilitate the West Side Boulders. Projects include step building, stone moving, delineating needed trails, and closing down unneeded social trails.
March 10th, 2020 9:00 AM through 2:00 PM
Boys Camp Rd
Lake Lure, NC 28720
The CCC has been a part of the Pisgah Conservancy's Pisgah Pride Day over the past three years and are proud to lead a PPD project this year at Looking Glass Rock's North Face trail. We plan to install steps on steep terrain, brush trail, and improve trail drainage. Meet at the Pisgah Ranger station. More info to come.
All info for PIsgah Pride Day is here:
April 25th, 2020 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM
Pisgah Ranger Station
Pisgah Forest, NC
(Not) Work Week 2020
WHEN: May 16-23, 2020
WHERE: New River Gorge
Free food. Free drink. Nightly entertainment. Plenty of time to climb, too.
Each spring, driven by righteous purpose, we congregate in droves in the forest for a full week (sometimes longer). That purpose: a massive service project. Here are some of the projects we have completed in recent years…
-Completely rebuilt the Kaymoor trail from the Hole to Butcher's Branch
-Installed fencing and revegetated both Bridge Buttress and Junkyard Wall
-Installed risers at Junkyard Wall, erasing once and for all the crag’s namesake trash heap
-Completely reimagined and rebuilt the Tattoo Wall trail at Sandstonia
-Completed an entirely new trail connecting the American Alpine Club campground to climbing at North Bridge. You can now easily reach two entirely different climbing areas from the campground without getting into a car
-Terraced and fenced the landing zone at Butcher's Branch.
Sign up here:
Think you’d want to get involved with any of these projects? Let’s carpool! A sign up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board in Coastal for all of these events and give you a way to get in contact with other Coastal members who will be going as well.