CLIMBING ACCESS WIN: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PRESERVE, MADISON, AL
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition recently formalized a partnership with the Land Trust of North Alabama and the City of Madison to establish official climbing access at Rainbow Mountain Preserve outside of Huntsville, AL. In addition to popular hiking trails, the preserve contains boulders that offer a casual climbing opportunity just outside of the city, making for a great after-work climbing spot.
Meagan Evans, the executive director for the SCC says, “We are excited about our partnership with the Land Trust of North Alabama and the City of Madison. This is the beginning of a wonderful relationship that we hope can bring more access and conservation wins in Alabama.” She continues, “The local climbing community is looking forward to not only climbing at Rainbow Mountain Preserve, but also helping to care for the land and clean up the graffiti.”
The SCC will host a celebratory fundraiser for supplies on Sunday March 26th, followed by a graffiti removal trail day at the preserve on Saturday April 29th. Come grab a pint, lend a hand at the trail day and check out the area! To check out fundraiser details or sign up for the trail day, check the links below (or link in bio). Questions can be directed to local SCC community ambassador and area rep for Rainbow Mountain, Logan Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: While climbing is now allowed at Rainbow Mountain Preserve, it is not an approved activity at other Land Trust of North Alabama properties. Both the Land Trust of North Alabama as well as the SCC look forward to a successful partnership so that we can work towards additional climbing access in the future.
Special thanks to Logan for his instrumental help on the project. Oftentimes, all it takes is one climber to spark a new access win.