April Newsletter

Spring is in the air, and so is the sound of carabiners clicking!

Matthews Phase 2 Update

We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as construction has interrupted our operational hours recently. We are doing our best to minimize these disruptions while ensuring the construction crew follows the timeline. Our updated and tentative finish date is July 1st. 

The completion of Matthews Phase 2 is quickly approaching! The blue tarps that were previously hanging from the ceiling have been removed. This now-cleared view will allow you to watch the progress in real-time as Walltopia begins to put up the skeletons of the new climbing structures. Here are some things to look for during your next visit:

  • The Rappel platform, or the "Baby Prow" as we call it, is framed after less than a week of work.
  • We have upgraded the existing lighting as well as added five new skylights! These additions have made the whole place feels a little warmer and brighter.
  • Contractors are preparing to begin constructing the new Routesetting Shed off the back of the building in the next two weeks.
  • HVAC, electrical, and fire suppression systems additions are about 95% completed at this point—nothing fun to look at here. 

We've received over 2,000 lbs of brand-new climbing holds in preparation for the new climbing terrain- and there's more to come!

Walltopia will be hard at work for at least eight weeks, getting all the framing up and securing thousands of contact points. After Walltopia completes their work, we'll only need to install the flooring, pass final inspections, and get fun plastic holds bolted on the wall!

NC Climber's Fest 2023

Carolina Climbers Coalition's NC Climbers Fest is BACK!

Save the Date: May 6 - 7th 

The CCC is returning the North Carolina Climber's Festival to Jomeokee Campground and Pilot Mountain State Park. 

Festivities Include:

  • Free climber education ground clinics from American Alpine Club - Triangle Chapter at Jomeokee Campground.
  • Live music from Spaced Angel, Late Night Lowlights, and other great local acts.
  • Community climbing and stewardship at Pilot Mountain State Park.
  • Vendor village with games, raffles, and great prizes. 
  • Great camping, Saturday night food and drink, and entertainment.

Festival registrants get access to all of the above!! 

Register Here

Summer Camps

A few spots are still available for our Summer Camps beginning in June!

South End

▪️ New Rockers: SOLD OUT

▪️ Wall Crawlers: Spots Available 👍


▪️ New Rockers: ALMOST Sold Out

▪️ Wall Crawlers: Spots Available

New Rockers is designed for younger beginner climbers who want a fun, age-appropriate introduction to rock climbing. This camp is for kids ages 7-10.

Wall Crawlers is designed for older beginner climbers who want a fun, age-appropriate introduction to rock climbing. This camp is for ages 11-14.

Summer Camp Registration

Community Meetups

Climbing is better with friends! Find your belay buddy at one of our monthly community meetups!

Tuesday, April 18th | New Member Meetup at SE

Tuesday, April 25th | Queer Climb Night at SE

Thursday, April 27th | Much Beta at SE

April Meetups

Wise Whippers 50+ Climbing Club:

This club is an opportunity to connect with others, build community, and meet some new belay or boulder partners.

Monday, April 3rd | SE

Wednesday, April 12th | MT

Monday, April 17th | SE

Wednesday, April 26th | MT

Wise Whippers Sign Up

Reel Rock 17: Success!

We are so grateful to everyone who participated in our Reel Rock Film Fest! Thanks to our Members' and Sponsors' generosity, we donated $1,500 to the Carolina Climber's Coalition!!

This contribution will directly fund the repayment of the loan used to purchase the property, build the parking lot, and fund the long-term stewardship and legal defense costs associated with owning the Maibauer Boulders.

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