National Public Lands Day 2019


Denny Cove



Saturday – Sunday, Sept. 28 – 29

9 AM – 12 PM Trail Work (both days)

7 PM – ??? Camp Out (Saturday)

Celebrate National Public Day with the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, REI, South Cumberland State Park, Friends of South Cumberland, and High Point Climbing & Fitness at Denny Cove. We will work on the approach trail to Denny East and continue tackling the staging area at the Buffet Wall.

Volunteers can work either or both days (9 AM – 12 PM Central). All volunteers are welcome to camp at Denny Cove on Saturday night, including a cookout sponsored by High Point Climbing & Fitness. Meet at the Denny Cove parking lot at 9 AM Central Standard Time with water and snacks for the day. Be prepared for a ~30 minute hike to the crag, heat, bugs, and a lot of high fives! We’ll work until 12 PM (sometimes later, but you’re free to come and go as needed.)

If you can’t make it the event, the SCC Stewardship Coordinator will be working for the following weeks and will take volunteers on those days!

Please register for complete event information, updates and swag upon arrival. All campers must register ahead of time.

All Participants are Required to Sign our Trail Day Waiver

Can’t be there but wanna spread the love? We still owe $$ for access to this sweet crag. DONATE NOW to help payoff the loan!

This project is funded in part by a grant received from REI Brentwood for the Denny Cove Infrastructure Project. 

Fall 2019 Trail Days


Southeast Climbing Areas (various)


Fall, 2019

Take a day to give a day to a crag you love!

Check our Facebook events page for current event times, meeting location and various information. Confirm attendance for any updates.



The Crash Pad

Chattanooga, TN


Friday, October 18th, 2019

Mark your calendars for BYOB 2019, our biggest (FUN)draiser of the year!

SCC is celebrating our EIGHTH annual Buy Your Own Boulderfield (BYOB) event. To date, we’ve raised over $30,000 for continued access to outdoor climbing areas. This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 towards paying off Denny Cove! We still owe $60,000 left on our Denny Cove loan.

Event Highlights:

Live & Silent Auction: Rad stuff from our sponsors for a good cause!

Costume Contest: Throwback Climber! Dress like a climber from the past to be entered to win a prize! Think of decade trends such as swami belts, neon leggings, high top climbing shoes, crop top shirts…

Games, music, beer, food, and MORE!


If interested in being a sponsor or volunteering, please contact Andi Abode at



This event takes place the night before Triple Crown at Stone Fort. Participants can pick up registration packets at the Triple Crown booth at BYOB.

Summer Sike – Atlanta!


Crash Pad Lawn, Chattanooga, TN


Thursday, August 15th, 2019

5 PM: Sike Village

Sunset: Films start

The temps are starting to fall, but our SIKE is rising!

Summer Sike Chattanooga at The Crash Pad is an annual climbing tradition. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs or crash pads to enjoy a few short films, brews, and time with friends. We will show a series of climbing films to keep everyone stoked for the climbing season ahead. Join us to support the SCC with all proceeds from the event going towards preserving outdoor climbing spaces in the Southeast.

New this year: SIKE VILLAGE! Arrive early and enjoy happy hour on the lawn. There will be several vendors showcasing their goods and the keg will be flowing. Stop by the SCC booth to donate, renew your membership, and pick up raffle or beer tickets!

Films start at sundown.

Films by: Steep South, American Alpine Club, Chris Alstrin and more!

Summer Sike – Atlanta!


Rock | Creek – Atlanta


Saturday, July 27th, 2019

It’s hot out there, but we will continue to stay psyched for climbing!

Summer Sike Atlanta at Rock | Creek will feature a series of climbing films to keep everyone stoked for the climbing season ahead. Join us to support the SCC with all proceeds from the event going towards preserving outdoor climbing spaces in the Southeast.

Films by: Steep South, American Alpine Club, Chris Alstrin and more!

We received a matching donation from Garth Gherardini of Modern Woodmen of America for $1500. Let’s rally to match this!


Get your tickets today!

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