New Bouldering Area in Lake Lure, NC


The Blue Ridge of western North Carolina has a new climbing area in a city park. The Town of Lake Lure has opened a bouldering area in their new Buffalo Creek Park. It features massive, house-sized boulders on the same high quality rock of nearby Rumbling Bald. The park also offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, and will eventually connect with nearby Chimney Rock State Park. "We're really excited to add to climbing opportunities available in the Lake Lure area," says Chris Braund, Lake Lure Town Manager. Carolina Climbers' Coalition (CCC) and volunteers completed a trail day at the area in late August, building access trails to the impressive boulders. CCC will continue to work with the town to provide ongoing climbing management support for Buffalo Creek Park. Learn more about this area from Lake Lure Buffalo Creek Park and Mountain Project.