Posted on Monday, March 15|
|Here is Brad McLeod crank'n hard at Boat Rock and showing off his "caught knuckle" in a still shot from Cooper's video "Float The Boat."|
|Brad stops for a moment to explain to the camera why saving Boat Rock is so important.|
Go see the video already and decide for your self...it was featured at climbXmedia.com on the 26th of November.
More seriously now, with the upcoming Boat Rock trail day and Barbecue on the 8th of December and the recently released video from Cooper Roberts featured on climbXmedia, titled "Float the Boat," one might wonder what all of the fuss is about. Boat Rock is a ridge lined with boulders near Boat Rock Road, just southwest of Atlanta, GA. It is a natural resource that Atlanta and the climbing community are in danger of loosing for good, (see "Saving Boat Rock, one of the past Access Articles for more info on the purposed development.)
You might say to yourself, wow, isn't there anything that can be done to stop the destruction of any more of the boulders. Featured in another Access Article, "Boat Rock Property for Sale," from September 18th of this year, is the story of what the Southeastern Climbers Coalition is trying to do. So far a group of local climbers have been approved for a loan to purchase the property with the intention of turning it into a public park for future access to the boulders on the tract.
To help the climbers that secured the loan, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition has setup a PayPal account so that anyone that wants to help can. If you would like to donate money towards the purchase of the 7.7 acre tract, please click here to go to the SCC's donations page and scroll down until you see the donation button for Boat Rock.
For more information about the Boat Rock area, the 7.7 acre tract, or access issues concerning Boat Rock, contact Brad McLeod @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some captures from Cooper Roberts' "Float the Boat" video:
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