The Carolina Climbers Coalition almost half way to fundraising summit for Rumbling Bald Project. They still need help.

The Carolina Climbers Coalition secured in 2010 a six-acre tract of land in an effort to gain control and protect one of the southeast’s preeminent bouldering fields, the Rumbling Bald Boulders. Now part of Hickory Nut Gorge State Park, Rumbling Bald is perhaps North Carolina’s best Winter climbing destination. However, much of the region remains unprotected and the purchase of the Boulders was a terrific benchmark for the regional climbing community.

Since most true climbers don’t spend their weeks managing hedge funds, a financial belay is needed to pay back the loan granted by The Access Fund to secure the fields. The above video discusses the CCC’s efforts and this video from The Access Fund shows the CCC volunteer crews hard at work on trail building, tree clearing and boulder preservation.

Coming up on 2011, the CCC has 43 percent of the required funds. You can donate here.

2 thoughts on “The Carolina Climbers Coalition almost half way to fundraising summit for Rumbling Bald Project. They still need help.

  1. This is an amazing project the CCC is undertaking. When I heard that a couple dozen boulders had been turned into gravel for the neighboring subdivision, I wanted to scream. A lot of classic climbs were destroyed when that happened, but many more were saved thanks to the efforts of climbers who love their rock.

    Rotator Cuff here I come…

  2. That’s a great thing you all are doing up there. It’s similar to what Surfrider does for surfing, preserving our access ot waves. Sooner or later I hope the knuckleheads that keep destroying nature will get the picture.

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