Climbing in Rutherford, NC
Because of the highly technical nature of the sport, we suggest that you obtain a professionally written guide to climbing in the area. You can obtain such a guide at Diamond Brand Outdoors in Asheville or Fireside Books in Forest City, NC.
Popular Climbing Locations
The Blue Ridge Escarpment, including the pictured Rumbling Bald Mountain, in Rutherford County offers climbing and bouldering opportunities that draw dedicated international rock climbers. ROC is working directly with NC State Parks and area conservancies to preserve this critical asset. To date, more than 50 percent of the climbing areas have been preserved.
The Carolina Climbers Coalition is the best regional advocacy group for climbing in the southeast. They have and extensive website at www.carolinaclimbers.org which includes detailed information about Rumbling Bald.