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Rocky Face

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About Rocky Face:

Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area is an old rock quarry located in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander County near Taylorsville. While it was first climbed in the 80s by climbers like Steve Pope, Phil Bennett, Richard Williams, and others, it was only opened to the general public as a park in mid 2012. The facilities are excellent and very clean. The park staff are friendly and courteous. All questions and concerns should be directed to the staff. The mountain itself is generally south facing and very warm in the winter. It is more of a destination for the cooler months. As long as the sun is out, the rock will be warm. The summer months can be unbearable. One of the nicest features of this crag is the short approach. It is possible to park very close to the base of the mountain and not have to walk very far to the climbing areas. There is also a paved foot path along the base of the entire cliff. Keep in mind that this is an old quarry and even though we have spent countless hours cleaning and removing loose rock, there is always the possibility of rock breaking loose while climbing. Please try to wear a helmet and always be aware of your surroundings. As with any crag, climbing is at your own risk. Trad climbing is discouraged due to the unknown stability of much of the rock. There will be some routes designated as trad but for the most part, this is a sport/top-rope area. The park has a very good relationship with the climbing community and we would like to keep it that way. Please be couteous to others and help keep the park clean and safe.
Nearest town or city: Taylorsville
Directions: Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area 3451 Rocky Face Church Road Hiddenite, NC 28636 From Interstate 40 in Iredell County, travel US 64 West approximately 14 miles. Turn right at stoplight on Millersville Road. Travel one-half mile to stop sign on NC 90 and turn left. Travel one-half mile and turn right on White Plains Rd. Travel to stop sign and turn right on Rocky Springs Road. Travel 1.4 miles and turn left on Rocky Face Church Road. Park is 1.2 miles on right. From Interstate 40 in Catawba County, travel NC 16 North toward Taylorsville and turn east onto US 64. Travel to stoplight at Millersville Road and turn left.Travel one-half mile to stop sign on NC 90 and turn left. Travel one-half mile and turn right on White Plains Rd. Travel to stop sign and turn right on Rocky Springs Road. Travel 1.4 miles and turn left on Rocky Face Church Road. Park is 1.2 miles on right. From NC 16 North in Wilkes County, travel NC 16 South toward Taylorsville and turn east onto US 64. (Follow directions above from Millersville Road) From US 64/NC 90 in Caldwell County. Travel east onto US 64. (Follow directions above from Millersville Road) All information was found at www.rockyfacepark.com
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Access Issues: None
Camping: No
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend

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