3451 Rocky Face Church Rd
Hiddenite, NC 28636
Make plans to visit Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite on Saturday, November 11 for the Rocky Face Rock Climbing Festival! The event actually begins with the Run for the Dogs Trail Race at 8:30 a.m. The park, in conjunction with Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides of Boone, will offer free beginner rock climbing classes to those ages 6 and older. There are a limited number of class slots at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., so sign up early! Rock Dimensions will provide all the gear, including ropes, harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, etc. All safety/climbing equipment must be worn. Two liability waivers must be signed — one for Rocky Face Park and one for Rock Dimensions. If a participant is under the age of 18, a Parent/Guardian must be present and must sign for them. The event will also feature live music, food, rock climbing competitions, the trail race, and more. Donations will be accepted for the local animal shelter. In addition to the free climbing classes, competitions will be held until approximately 5:00 p.m. with registration on the day of the event. Competitors must bring their own gear. Awards will be presented in numerous categories. Learn more about the rock climbing festival at www.rockyfacepark.com/climbing-festival.
If you’d like more information about the Run for the Dogs Trail Race, visit www.visitalexandernc.com/event/run-for-the-dogs-trail-race. There are three (3) distances: 4 miles, 8 miles, or 12 miles. Registration is only $10 by 10/31, add $5 thereafter including race day.