Carolina Climbers Revive Climbing at Rocky Face

Central North Carolina has a newly opened climbing area, thanks to the work of Carolina Climber's Coalition (CCC) and Boone Climbers Coalition (BCC). "Rocky Face is an old quarry with routes that were developed in the 80s," says Mike Trew, CCC/BCC board member. Last year, Alexander County established the new Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, offering hiking, picnicking, and more. They sought out their in-state local climbing organizations for help to open and manage the area's climbing. CCC and BCC representatives jumped at the opportunity, and began an ongoing partnership with the county to promote and steward Rocky Face. Local climbers recently replaced many of the crag's aging fixed anchors, reviving more routes for climbers to enjoy. Rocky Face is about an hour north of Charlotte. A permit is required to climb.

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Anonymous @ 9/7/2013 1:36:40 AM 
Uggh. I am not shocked by this, but dneteiifly saddened that the people in our very small community cannot respect the effort that went into opening this amazing natural resource for EVERYONE!! When I advocated for Mt. Biking I watched more than one trail get closed PERMANENTLY .because the community did not want to get involved, or follow the rules. I hope WE as a group can do better than that and work together to make GS continue to stay open Aside from breaking the rules, being disrespectful to the GS leaseholder and Members, and risking the resource; it's a huge slap in the face to everyone else out there who paid to climb. Let's all show each other the respect we all deserve. You wouldn't go to a gym and try and climb for free .risk getting banned right?
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