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.