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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.

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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.

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Steele Spring Trail day- 2015

It was a bit wet and soggy but Spring Trail Day at Steele, AL was a success. Eight dedicated folks cleared weeds and brush in the parking area and around the shed and privy. The privy had its yearly maintenance (I will not go into the details, please use your imagination). The overgrown trails leading to both climbing areas were cut back, a fallen tree was cleared, and bolts and anchors were replaced on several routes. The SCC provide signage to mark the property boundary lines. They will soon be posted along the cliff line.

Our sponsors, First Avenue Rocks, Alabama Outdoors, and the SCC helped us raise over $150 for the SCC. Sponsors donated a rope, a grigri, a couple of headlamps, three chalk bag setups as well as other items for the swag part of the day.

Thanks again to all that came out. Look for the next trail day at Steele this Fall.

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Kings Bluff Spring Trail Day 2015
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March 28, 2015- It was a cold start to an awesome trail day at King Bluff in Clarksville, TN. Volunteers helped clean up the parking lot and surrounding area. Almost the entire group helped spread mulch down the top half of the trail. The mulch helps keep the dust down during the dry summer months! A smaller group of volunteers worked hard on clearing the lower by-pass trail (look for the new sign)! At the top of the bluff Scotty cut a run off ditch to help lower erosion of the trail, as well as other trail work and erosion prevention! Though the day started out cold, those volunteers who could stay to climb enjoyed an awesome day of climbing.

A huge thanks goes out to the volunteers who participated in the King Bluff Trail Day!

Article: Rebecca Mabius

Read More...   ( Views: 3143 ) Posted by cody_roney on Wed, Apr 15