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Tennessee Wall Trail Day- Fall 2014
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Working hard on a rainy day at TWall
Cloudy, rainy weather makes for a great day to do trail work at your local crag. This past Saturday saw some solid stewardship work up at Tennessee Wall. Local Chattanooga climber Rick Mcusic put together an SCC-Access Fund Adopt a Crag to remove downed trees and do some trail work. It was a small group, but a perfect size for the main project--a badly eroded and washed out section of trail between the classic Hungry for Heaven 5.10 and routes like Centerfold 5.10 and Precious Orr 5.10. The group built a heavy duty stone wall to reinforce part of the trail, then bench cut trail across the steep slope to ensure it can handle plenty of climbers and heavy rains. Cheers to Rick and the volunteers who came out--and the incredible lunch delivery service (Rick's wife and son) who hiked all the way up the hill to deliver sandwiches. Keep your ear to the ground for the next T Wall trail day.

Read More...   ( Views: 1829 ) Posted by cody_roney on Wed, Dec 10
Boat Rock Trail Day- Fall 2014
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Some of the awesome volunteers psyched to get started
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Boat Rock Trail Day

Atlanta Saturday November 15th approximately 50 volunteers met on a beautiful fall morning at Boatrock for a trail day. The purpose of the trail day was to improve the overall user experience by improving existing trails, creating new trails, installing custom benches at several locations throughout the park, and removing any debris from the tops of boulders. Through the efforts of the Boatrock Crew, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, The Access Fund, and the support of R.E.I and with a great deal of preparation and logistic planning, this day was also punctuated by two professional climbers Angie Payne and Paige Classen putting in trail work as well as putting down some of the areas test pieces, including the ever so popular paint can sit V9, and the ultra classic and historically significant problem that Ron Caulk put up back in the early 80s, Dishes V6!

Throughout the day the crew managed to line all of the existing trails with dead saplings and the like, giving the trail system a much needed and esthetically pleasing update. In addition to the trails looking better two local climbers , Kelly Dalton and Dylan Valvo, installed a rock stair system remove a long standing precarious down climb.

Luis Casillas, a local high school teacher was so enthused to bring his students to Boatrock and have them experience the community as well as expose them to rock climbing, that he contacted the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and really became the catalyst for this awesome trail day. Luis brought a group of very helpful, inquisitive, and fun young adults that were huge help, and they are surely to return!

We were also very fortunate to have had the help of several local cinematographers as well as photographers to help capture the day and immortalize the experience forever through media. Be on the lookout for several videos in the near future. Images from the day have been uploaded to the Boatrock Trail Day Facebook page:

A very big thanks goes out to all of our volunteers, The Access Fund, and a huge THANK YOU is well deserved by our friends and our long-standing supporter REI for their continued support of not only the efforts at Boatrtock but also for their support of all of the trail days and properties owned, managed, or leased by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.

Article written by Boat Rock rep and SCC board member, Jason Plemmons. Huge thanks to Mike Huckabee and Jason Plemmons for putting this trail day together!

Read More...   ( Views: 751 ) Posted by cody_roney on Sat, Dec 06
SCC Fall 2014 Board Meeting
Click for larger imageThe SCC conducted its Fall board meeting Nov 1, 2014 at Split Rock in Alabama. Click here to view the meeting minutes.

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21st Anniversary Sunset Trail Day
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Volunteers learn how to properly replant native vegetation
For the 21st year in a row, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition has partnered with the National Park Service to maintain access to the Sunset Rock area on Lookout Mountain. As one of the premiere rock climbing destinations in the Southeastern United States, the SCC has been dedicated to preserving access not only to climbers, but to the public as a whole.

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SCC Spring 2014 Board Meeting
Click for larger imageThe SCC conducted its Spring board meeting May 17, 2014. Click here to view the meeting minutes.

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