This year, the Carolina Climbers Coalition is celebrating more than 50 years of rock climbing on Stone Mountain in North Carolina. Over the past few months, we’ve been digging through interview footage with some of Stone’s earliest climbers who were scaling that behemoth granite dome back in the 1960s and ’70s. Check out part one of this mini documentary series on Stone, and if you’re interested in seeing more North Carolina climbing history, be sure to watch our piece on the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Looking Glass Rock’s most iconic route, the Nose.


Stone Mountain climbing images circa 1970s, courtesy of Mike Fischesser.