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  Summary of Past Accomplishments
  Summary of 2003 Successes
  Summary of SCC 2004 Accomplishments
  Summary of 2005 Successes
  Summary of 2006 Successes
  2007 Accomplishments

  Summary of Past Accomplishments

Purchased and saved the Boat Rock bouldering area from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision. The SCC owns and manages 13.2-acres of an urban forest within southwest Atlanta that is the home to large hardwood trees, wetlands, springs, and rare plants (lady slippers, Oconee azalea). The SCC has developed an environmental education program, which encourages local school children to learn about the geology of the area along with the local plants and animals. Our goal is to preserve nearly 40 acres of park land for the community.

The SCC owns and manages the Kings Bluff climbing area (9.78 acres), which was donated to The SCC in 2003. This area is a limestone sport climbing crag, located on the Tennessee River (1,674 linear feet of riparian buffer) near Clarksville, TN and will be preserved long term in our newly formed land-trust.

Provided landscape design, construction details, trail crew support and funding for the rehabilitation of the Sunset Rock climbing area on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee. This effort has spanned over 11 years of work and provided erosion control, native plant re-vegetation, and indigenous rock work near the base of an eroded climbing cliff.

Worked with The Challenge Climbing School since 1995 to provide trail work at the Rock Town and Lost Wall climbing areas in northwest Georgia. Collaborated with local climbers to provide an environmental education minimal impact poster for Rock Town that has been displayed in local gyms and climbing shops.

Provided donation and support to the Tennessee Greenway for a 528-acre conservation tract on Black Mountain, which is now a public park that includes climbing cliffs and refuge for indigenous plants and animals.

Instrumental in the development of a fixed anchor installation program at several climbing areas to include Tennessee Wall, Sand Rock, Foster Falls, Obed River and Little River Canyon. In many areas, the installation of fixed anchors at the top of climbing cliffs has preserved fragile cliff rim plants from being trampled and eroded.

Worked with the Access Fund to provide support and financial assistance to the State of Tennessee to preserve the Foster Falls climbing area. Portions of this forested area were slated to be logged by Mead Paper Company. A letter writing campaign was undertaken to dissuade the owners from clear-cutting this area. The area was finally donated to the State of Tennessee and preserved long term. The SCC has provided trail days, cleanups, financial assistance and anchor installation projects since 1994.

The SCC has provided trail days and cleanups since 1993 at the following climbing areas: Sand Rock, AL Moss Rock, AL Griffin Falls, AL Little River Canyon, AL Citadel Boulders, AL Palisades Park, AL Sunset Rock, TN Buzzard Point, TN Tennessee Wall, TN Foster Falls, TN Obed River, TN Stone Door, TN Little Rock City, TN Black Mountain, TN Rock Town, GA Tallulah Gorge, GA Curahee, GA Boat Rock, GA Lost Wall, GA Zahnd, GA Shaking Rock, GA Whitesides, NC

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  Summary of 2003 Successes

Continued support of trail days and cleanups at climbing areas throughout the southeast to include Sand Rock, Boat Rock, Foster Falls, Tennessee Wall, Obed River, Griffin Falls, Rock Town, and Sunset Rock.

Kings Bluff dedication for new climbing property recently donated to the SCC. This climbing cliff is located on the Tennessee River near Clarksville, Tennessee and represents a landmark for the SCC as we now own and manage two climbing areas.

Continued work towards opening access to the Jamestown climbing area in northeast Alabama.

Provided an environmental education flier for the Rocktown bouldering area to be distributed to climbing gyms and shops around the southeast.

Purchase and distribute stainless steel anchors to climbing cliffs around the southeast to include Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Little River Canyon, Foster Falls and Obed River.

Development of an outdoor environmental curriculum to provide educational classes to school kids at the Boat Rock bouldering area.

Provided a document "Minimum Impact in the Boulderfield" to help climbers understand low impact methods of climbing.

Support of the "Don't take it for Granite" summer party and "Float the Boat" bouldering competition as fundraisers for Boat Rock in southwest Atlanta. The SCC's continued support of these events have helped pay down the mortgage on this tract to near the half way mark. Boat Rock is a urban climbing area that was purchased by climbers to keep it from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision.

Formation of a volunteer base and local chapter to assist the Chattanooga local rep and president in the organization and implementation of projects and events, including, but not limited to, two erosion control and trail maintenance work days per year at the TN Wall, Sunset Rock and Little Rock City and an anchor replacement project at Sunset Rock.

Access gained to the Little Rock City climbing area on Monte Lake Golf Course property through coordination with the landowner and development of a day-use permit system by the SCC.

Closure of routes at Sunset Rock on NPS property averted due to erosion control measures being conducted by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Access gained to High Point climbing area on Lula Lake Land Trust property pending construction of access road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system. Participation in planning the road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system to facilitate access to the property for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, educational uses etc.

Development of a Corporate Partnership Program as a means of gaining support from businesses.

Begin development of a new website as a tool to aid in furthering our mission.

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  Summary of SCC 2004 Accomplishments

Continued support of over a dozen trail days and cleanups at climbing areas throughout the southeast to include Sand Rock, Boat Rock, Foster Falls, The Tennessee Wall, Obed River, Griffin Falls, Rock Town, and Sunset Rock.

Continued work towards opening access to the Jamestown climbing area in northeast Alabama.

Purchase and distribute stainless steel anchors to climbing cliffs around the southeast to include Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Little River Canyon, Kings Bluff, Foster Falls, Obed River, Sunset Rock and other areas.

4.5 acres of land at Boat Rock donated to the SCC that is valued at $50k.

Continued development of outdoor environmental lesson plans for teachers to use during class field trips to the Boat Rock bouldering area.

Support of the "Don't take it for Granite" summer party and "Float the Boat" bouldering competition as fundraisers for Boat Rock in southwest Atlanta. The SCC's continued support of these events have helped pay down the mortgage on this tract to over the half-way mark. Boat Rock is an urban climbing area that was purchased by climbers to keep it from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision.

Closure of routes at Sunset Rock on NPS property averted due to erosion control measures being conducted by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Continued coordination with Lula Lake Land Trust to gain access to High Point climbing area. Participation in planning the road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system to facilitate access to the property for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, educational uses etc.

Continued to expand our Corporate Partnership Program as a means of gaining support from business in the form of money, services and prizes for trail day volunteers and Southeastern Climbers Coalition fundraiser raffles and auctions.

Provide comments for the Draft Climbing Management Plan for Little River Canyon National Park Preserve.

Continued work on our website www.seclimbers.org with new info and articles added every week to keep climbers up to date on local climbing access issues throughout the southeast.

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  Summary of 2005 Successes

The Southeastern Climbers Coalition continued to support trail days and cleanups at all of our crags throughout the southeast (Sand Rock, Twall, Boat Rock, Griffin Falls, Obed, Sunset Rock, Tallulah Gorge, Kings Bluff, High Point, Currahee, etc.). Accomplished

Continued support of Kings Bluff climbing area that recently donated to the SCC. This climbing cliff is located on the Tennessee River near Clarksville, Tennessee and represents a landmark for the SCC as we now own and manage two climbing areas. The SCC is currently raising funds for the repair and replacement of fixed anchors at the crag and will support trail days and cleanups at that area. Accomplished

Continued work towards opening access to the Jamestown climbing area in northeast Alabama. The Jamestown climbing area (3.14 acres) is now open.

Continued talks with landowner at Castle Rock, Tennessee to discuss a possible purchase of the area to reopen the area to climbing. We have coordinated the lease signing for the landowners and hope to have Castle Rock open in the next few days.

Continued talks with the owners of Steele and Yellow Creek (Alabama) to discuss possible solutions to open these crags. The landowners have been contacted but there is no resolution for open access in the near future.

Continued talks with the owners of the Citadel boulder field (Alabama) to discuss the possible donation of this area to The SCC. The landowners have been contacted but there is no resolution for open access in the near future.

Development of a crag search team within the SCC to research and find new crags for possible opening or purchase. A GPS unit was recently donated to the SCC for this purpose. The SCC has several crags that we are looking at for future opening but have currently shifted to work on Jamestown, Castle Rock, and High Point. We will resume our crag search in 2006.

Continued to purchase and distribute stainless steel anchors to climbing cliffs around the southeast to include Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Little River Canyon, Foster Falls, Leeda, Sunset Rock, and Obed River. Accomplished.

Continued development of an outdoor environmental curriculum to provide educational classes to school kids at the Boat Rock bouldering area. Under Construction

Continued development of minimal impact environmental education information (recently worked on Rocktown and general info flier) for crags throughout the southeast. This project is an ongoing effort at each crag and we will continue to put effort into this project.

Continued support of the "Don't take it for Granite" summer party and "Float the Boat" bouldering competition as fundraisers for Boat Rock in southwest Atlanta. The SCC's continued support of these events have helped pay down the mortgage on this tract to near the half way mark. Boat Rock is a urban climbing area that was purchased by climbers to keep it from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision. Accomplished. We now owe approximately $30k on the mortgage (down from $100k) and have allowed open access to the Boat Rock Preserve.

Continued support of the Chattanooga Climbers Association (CCA). Formation of a volunteer base and local chapter to assist the Chattanooga local rep and president in the organization and implementation of projects and events, including, but not limited to, two erosion control and trail maintenance work days per year at the TN Wall, Sunset Rock and Little Rock City and an anchor replacement project at Sunset Rock. We continue to work with and help fund local Chattanooga climbing access projects such as the T-Wall trail day, Sunset Rocks trail day, Leda trail day and anchor replacement projects.

Supported the ETCC, a local climbing organization dedicated to helping crags in the eastern Tennessee area (Obed River). The SCC will continue to send fixed anchors to this group and support trail days and cleanups at the crags. We continue to help the ETCC with funding and publicity in their trail day and anchor replacement efforts. The SCC helped fund the recent Lilly-Obed bouldering competition which raised funds for local charities.

Worked with Cherokee County, Alabama on a climbing management plan for Sandrock. This project is underway.

Continued support of the Triple Crown bouldering competition and support of access gained to the Little Rock City climbing area on Monte Lake Golf Course property through coordination with the landowner and development of a day-use permit system by the SCC. Accomplished.

Continued support of Sunset Rock Trail Day on NPS property averted due to erosion control measures being conducted by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Accomplished.

Continued coordination to gain access to High Point climbing area on Lula Lake Land Trust property pending construction of access road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system. Participation in planning the road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system to facilitate access to the property for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, educational uses etc. A trail day was held in November and climbing access is now open. The access trail to get to the crag is still under construction. Thanks to Kirk Brode for his ongoing efforts and talks with the Lula Lake Land Trust to help open this area to climbing.

Continued development of our SCC Partnership Program as a means of gaining support from climbing businesses. Accomplished.

Continued development of a new website as a tool to aid in furthering our mission. Accomplished.

Continued and increased our ability to find grants and funding for our ongoing projects. We received grants from REI, Chaco and the Access Fund to help fund projects at Boat Rock, Tennessee Wall and Jamestown. Accomplished

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  Summary of 2006 Successes

The SCC continued our support of trail days and cleanups at all of our crags throughout the southeast (Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Boat Rock, Griffin Falls, Obed River, Sunset Rock, Tallulah Gorge, Kings Bluff, High Point, Currahee, Jamestown, etc.).

Continued support of Kings Bluff climbing area that recently donated to the SCC. This climbing cliff is located on the Tennessee River near Clarksville, Tennessee and represents a landmark for the SCC as we now own and manage three climbing areas. The SCC is currently raising funds for the repair and replacement of fixed anchors at the crag and will support trail days and cleanups at that area.

Continued work towards purchasing land adjacent to the Jamestown climbing area (to provide hiking access) in northeast Alabama.

Finished negotiations with the landowner at Castle Rock, Tennessee to lease the cliffline and hiking access and to reopen the area to climbing. Trail construction and anchor repair to continue in winter/early spring of 2006.

Continued trying to get in touch with the owners of Reel Cove (Tennessee) to discuss possible solutions to open this crag.

Continued talks with the owners of the Citadel boulder field (Alabama) to discuss the possible donation of this area to The SCC.

Worked to open a deep south bouldering area to include Grindstone, Hospital Boulders or another significant, quality bouldering area that is currently not open to the public.

Continued to purchase and distribute stainless steel anchors to climbing cliffs around the southeast to include Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Little River Canyon, Foster Falls, Leeda, Sunset Rock, and Obed River.

Continued development of an outdoor environmental curriculum to provide educational classes to school kids at the Boat Rock bouldering area.

Continued development of minimal impact environmental education information (recently worked on Rocktown and general SCC info flier) for crags throughout the southeast.

Continued support of the "Don't take it for Granite" summer party and "Float the Boat" bouldering competition as fundraisers for Boat Rock in southwest Atlanta. The SCC's continued support of these events have helped pay down the mortgage on this tract to near the half way mark. Boat Rock is a urban climbing area that was purchased by climbers to keep it from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision.

Continued to support of the Chattanooga Climbers Association (CCA). Formation of a volunteer base and local chapter to assist the Chattanooga local rep and president in the organization and implementation of projects and events, including, but not limited to, two erosion control and trail maintenance work days per year at the TN Wall, Sunset Rock and Little Rock City and an anchor replacement project at Sunset Rock.

Continued to support the ETCC, a local climbing organization dedicated to helping crags in the eastern Tennessee area (Obed River). The SCC will continue to send fixed anchors to this group and support trail days and cleanups at the crags.

Worked with Cherokee County, Alabama on a climbing management plan for Sandrock

Continued support of the Triple Crown bouldering competition and support of access gained to the Little Rock City climbing area on Monte Lake Golf Course property through coordination with the landowner and development of a day-use permit system by the SCC.

Continued support of Sunset Rock Trail Day on NPS property averted due to erosion control measures being conducted by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Continued coordination to gain access to High Point climbing area on Lula Lake Land Trust property pending construction of access road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system. Participation in planning the road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system to facilitate access to the property for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, educational uses etc.

Worked with and support the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) and the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition to help publicize and fund their efforts to purchase and open Rumbling Bald, Laurel Knob, and The Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

Continued development of a SCC Partnership Program as a means of gaining support from businesses.

Continued development of our website as a tool to aid in furthering our mission.

Continued and increase our ability to find grants and funding for our ongoing projects.

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  2007 Accomplishments

2007 SCC GOALS ACCOMPLISHED

In 2007, The Southeastern Climbers Coalition (The SCC) continued our support of trail days and cleanups at all of our crags throughout the southeast (Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Boat Rock, Griffin Falls, Obed River, Sunset Rock, Tallulah Gorge, Kings Bluff, High Point, Currahee, Jamestown, etc.).

Continued support of Kings Bluff climbing area that was donated to the SCC. This climbing cliff is located on the Tennessee River near Clarksville, Tennessee and represents a landmark for the SCC as we now own and manage three climbing areas. The SCC is currently raising funds for the repair and replacement of fixed anchors at the crag and will support trail days and cleanups at that area.

Continued work towards purchasing land adjacent to the Jamestown climbing area (to provide hiking access) in northeast Alabama. A portion of the Jamestown cliffline (north end) is now owned by The SCC.

Continued to work with the landowners at Castle Rock to keep this area opened and leased to The SCC. Work with The Access Fund to conduct an Adopt-a-Crag trail day at Castle Rock to cleanup trash, work on anchors and trails at the area.

Continued to try and contact and talk with the owners of Reel Cove (Tennessee) to discuss possible solutions to open this crag.

Continued talks with the owners of Steele (Alabama) to discuss possible solutions to open this crag.

Continued talks with the owners of the Citadel boulder field (Alabama) to discuss the possible donation of this area to The SCC.

Worked to open a deep south bouldering area to include Grindstone, Hospital Boulders or another significant, quality bouldering area that is currently not open to the climbing public.

Continued to purchase and distribute stainless steel anchors to climbing cliffs around the southeast to include Sand Rock, Tennessee Wall, Little River Canyon, Foster Falls, Leda, Sunset Rock, and Obed River.

Continued development of an outdoor environmental curriculum to provide educational classes to school kids at the Boat Rock bouldering area.

Continued development of minimal impact environmental education information (recently worked on Rocktown and SCC general info flier) for crags throughout the southeast.

Payed off the mortgage for the Boat Rock Preserve and held 2 fundraisers to pay for all of the expenses (taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.) on the tract. Boat Rock is a urban climbing area that was purchased by climbers to keep it from being destroyed and turned into a subdivision.

Continued to support of the Chattanooga Climbers Association (CCA). Formation of a volunteer base and local chapter to assist the Chattanooga local rep and president in the organization and implementation of projects and events, including, but not limited to, two erosion control and trail maintenance work days per year at the TN Wall, Sunset Rock and Little Rock City and an anchor replacement project at Sunset Rock.

Continued to support the ETCC, a local climbing organization dedicated to helping crags in the eastern Tennessee area (Obed River). The SCC will continue to send fixed anchors to this group and support trail days and cleanups at the crags.

Worked with Cherokee County, Alabama on a climbing management plan for Sandrock

Continue dsupport of the Triple Crown bouldering competition and support of access gained to the Little Rock City climbing area on Monte Lake Golf Course property through coordination with the landowner and development of a day-use permit system by the SCC.

Continued support of Sunset Rock Trail Day on NPS property averted due to erosion control measures being conducted by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Continue dcoordination to gain access to High Point climbing area on Lula Lake Land Trust property pending construction of access road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system. Participation in planning the road, parking lot, trailhead and trail system to facilitate access to the property for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, educational uses etc.

Worked with and support the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) and the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition to help publicize and fund their efforts to purchase and open Laurel Knob, and The Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

Continued development of our SCC Partnership Program as a means of gaining support from businesses.

Continue ddevelopment of our website as a tool to aid in furthering our mission.

Continued and increased our ability to find grants and funding for our ongoing projects.

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