(a)  Rock climbing, bouldering, cliff climbing or rappelling is prohibited except in designated areas. A climbing, rappelling and bouldering permit is required. Application for a climbing, rappelling and bouldering permit shall be made as provided by Rule .0104 of this Subchapter.

(b)  The installation of permanent or fixed rock climbing anchors, such as pitons and expansion bolts, is prohibited in any climbing area unless the Park Superintendent has determined the installation may be made safely and without affecting park resources or facilities.

(c)  The superintendent may designate a daily capacity limit for specific climbing routes and areas based on natural resource protection and public safety.

(d)  Organized private, commercial or non-profit groups shall obtain a special activity permit prior to the activity. Application for a special activity permit shall be made as provided by Rule .0104 and .1101 of this Subchapter.

(e)  Violation of the terms and conditions of a permit issued in accordance with this Section is prohibited and shall result in the revocation of the climbing, rappelling and bouldering permit.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.16;

Eff. January 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2010; October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12B .0204 Eff. April 1, 2017;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.