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Save the Date for the Rumble 2019! February 16 and 17

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Save the Date for the Rumble 2019! February 16 and 17

 

Hundreds of climbers are gearing up to compete in Carolina Climbers' Coalition's (CCC's) annual Rumble climbing competition on February 16 and 17.  Last year, the competition drew over 200 participants after being canceled in 2017 due to Chimney Rock's Party Rock fire.

Traditionally a bouldering competition, The Rumble will also feature the first-ever roped climbing competition. Both competitions will take place on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. following a safety briefing in the Rumbling Bald parking lot. CCC's Trail Stewardship Day will take place on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is open until February 15 with early bird pricing ending February 14. Children 10 and under can register at reduced rates. Participants are provided with free camping and parking at Morse Park, and free shuttle service to and from Rumbling Bald. Anyone interested in observing the competition will need to park in the main parking area at Chimney Rock and take the shuttle to Rumbling Bald. The Rumbling Bald parking lot will be closed February 16 and 17 to the public, excluding authorized personnel.

Chimney Rock is grateful to the Carolina Climber's Coalition for their continued efforts to keep Chimney Rock State Park a safe and accessible recreation area.  Sponsorships for The Rumble are available on their website for anyone interested at carolinaclimbers.org/rumble.

 

Article written by: Mary Williams

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Contact

State park office

828-625-1823
chimney.rock@ncparks.gov
 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

800-277-9611
visit@chimneyrockpark.com

 

Addresses

Chimney Rock access
and park office

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

GPS: 35.432799, -82.25026

 

Rumbling Bald access

827 Boys Camp Road
Lake Lure, NC 29746

GPS: 35.4434, -82.2194

 

Eagle Rock access*

1911 Shumont Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

GPS: 35.4722, -82.2423
*Reservation required for parking

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 220
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

 

Hours

  • January 1 to March 9:
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • March 10 to November 2:
    8:30am to 7:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 5:30pm
     
  • November 3 to December 31:
    8:30am to 6:00pm
    Ticket sales and admission end at 4:30pm
     
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
     

*PLEASE NOTE: Operating hours for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park are subject to change throughout the seasons. Visit this website or chimneyrockpark.com for up-to-date information when planning your visit.
 

There is no fee for these accesses.

  • January to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • November to December:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

Reserve a parking space at Eagle Rock