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August 1, 2016. Jasper, TN – Access Fund and Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) are thrilled to announce that Denny Cove, a 685-acre parcel of land in eastern Tennessee, has been acquired and opened to climbing. This acquisition preserves a wild and undeveloped piece of the Fiery Gizzard area in the Southern Cumberland Plateau, and was made possible with critical support of The Land Trust for Tennessee (LTTN) and The Conservation Fund.

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Kings Bluff Graffiti Removal Project

Kings Bluff is one of the SCC's oldest owned crags. Located in Clarksville, TN, on the Cumberland River, Kings Bluff has some of the best views around. The area has historically been visited by locals who have trashed the area. Because of the ease of access to lake swimming, teenagers and adults alike swarm the area on hot summer days, some of them respecting the natural beauty, others leaving a permanent mark.

Read More...   ( Views: 1880 ) Posted by cody_roney on Thur, May 26
Sand Rock Earth Day Trail Day

Sand Rock Graffiti Removal Trail Day- April 23, 2016

The SCC teamed up with Cherokee Rock Village to host the second graffiti removal trail day! For over 20 years the historic and beloved Alabama crag has been littered with trash and graffiti. The SCC has worked for years to keep the area clean to no avail. Finally, the County decided to do something about it and turned the area into a community park. Sand Rock’s name has since changed to Cherokee Rock Village and now hosts a pavilion, bathrooms and a playground, but for climbers Sand Rock will always be the roadside Alabama crag.

Read More...   ( Views: 1625 ) Posted by cody_roney on Sat, May 14
Foster Falls Spring 2016 Trail Day
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On May 14th, the SCC, Access Fund, South Cumberland State Park, and Solid Rock – Climbers for Christ teamed up for a trail day at Foster Falls. Ranger John Ball and Chip and Lindsey from the Access Fund Conservation Team worked with over 20 volunteers on seven hours hard at work on two sections of trail. Group one spent their time fixing up a heavily eroded portion of trail near Climbers’ Access 2. The ground was leveled out and large stones strategically placed to build the foundation for a natural staircase. There is more work to be done on this section, but the foundation has now been laid.

Read More...   ( Views: 1080 ) Posted by cody_roney on Thur, Jun 02
Graffiti removal efforts give new life to some of the South's most popular

Graffiti has been a problem at some of the South's most popular climbing areas for many years. Volunteers have tried many different methods of removal, from painting over the graffiti to attempting to clean it off with chemicals. The chemicals didn't seem to work and painting over the graffiti was very time consuming and not effective for large scale projects. The graffiti removal efforts were put on hold for years, until recently when we decided to start researching products for graffiti.

Read More...   ( Views: 1368 ) Posted by cody_roney on Tues, May 17