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The Rumble 2019

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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park



Chimney Rock access
and park office

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720

GPS: 35.4327, -82.2502


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


Mailing address

P.O. Box 220
Chimney Rock, NC 28720



  • 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 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




The Rumble 2019

On February 16, Chimney Rock’s Rumbling Bald Parking lot held over 300 participants eager to begin Carolina Climber’s Coalitions’ (CCC’s) annual climbing competition. After a night of rain thoroughly dampened the boulder field and cliff faces, conditions for climbing were not ideal. To off-set the difficult task of competing on wet rock, CCC gave climbers one additional hour to complete their routes. Between 10am and 5pm, participants slid, grunted, and scrambled on slick quartz crystals and gneiss slab. Much chalk was used, and many stick brushes (brushes taped to the end of a stick and used to dry out high hand holds) were shared between friendly competitors.
CCC announced the Rumble 2019 winners during the competition’s afterparty at Lake Lure Town Center.  Winners can be viewed online at
On Sunday, February 17, climbers gave back to Chimney Rock State Park by participating in a trail day. 12 volunteers put in a total of 72 hours of much needed trail maintenance on the park’s river walk, saving the park almost $700 in labor.
Chimney Rock State Park is grateful to have a climbing community that continues to give back to our park by cultivating strong values in land stewardship. We are looking forward to the next year’s Rumble 2020.
Article written by: Mary Williams