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SCC  The Southeastern Climbers Coalition is a nonprofit that works to preserve climbing areas in the southeast for generations to come! #seclimbers

We are blown away by the support and love of our fantastic community! There was a lot of history, inspiration and friendship in the room on Saturday. We hope you met some new friends and had a blast celebrating with your old ones. Thank you for making 25 years so special! .
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This is a short clip of Tim Hinck performing Teraforma II, a piece he created specially for this event. It was truly special to hear a piece for the first time—especially a piece created from the ‘sounds’ of southern sandstone.
More pictures and videos to come!

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New boulders arent free. Join the @seclimbers and win a piece of $600 worth of gear. Spread the word. Details in profile link. Same contest for free gear on Facebook. C'mon y'all!!

Get your clinometers out! Our Stewardship Director Angie spent the day planning the new Hell's Kitchen trail with Rangers Mark Stanfill & Jordan Sikkema from @cumberlandtrailsst ! These boulders and trail aren't free- make a donation today at www.accessfund.org/tnbouldering
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#conservation #climbing #hellskitchenboulders #playinrhea #cumberlandtrail #traildesign #trailbuilding #traildogs #accessfund

Quest for 2,500 @seclimbers members begins now! 25th anniversary giveaway and blogpost (in profile) on 12 things you can forgo this year and become a member of the SCC! 3 winners receive.
1.1 Ticket to the SEC 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 19 + @metoliusclimbing Wood grips hang board and a big ole bag of Superchalk
2. 1 pair of @teva Original Universals and a big ole bag of Superchalk
3. 1 @fayettechill tee shirt or hat and a big ole bag of Superchalk

Rules for entering (another chance via Facebook)
1. Follow both @ontheroadandoff and @seclimbers
2. Already be or become a member of the SCC (link in blog)
3. Tag 2 climbing friends (one you most like climbing with and the other the you least like - let em duke it out to see who's who) ***Winners announced Sunday night

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Access Fund and @seclimbers are pleased to announce the purchase of two bouldering and climbing access properties just north of Chattanooga!

This acquisition secures a new climbing area, known as Hell’s Kitchen, and creates a critical public access point to the climbing at Dogwood Boulders.

To learn more about Chatt’s newest climbing areas, check out the link in our bio // 📸: @shannonmillsaps

The SCSP Fixed Hardware Committee is accepting applications for new routes to be developed at Denny Cove & Foster Falls. The application form can be found on the link below. The deadline to submit a route proposal is May 31st.

And just a reminder- Denny Cove is now open daily so get out there and scope out some lines!
http://www.seclimbers.org/uploads/SCSP%20Fixed%20Hardware%20Committee.pdf

Thanks Max Barron for the photo!

We're having our monthly pint night at @oddstorybrewingco tonight. We'll be set up from 6-8 to answer your questions about the Dogwood/Hell's Kitchen project. Pop by to have a drink and make a donation to this awesome project!

SCC & @accessfund announce the purchase of a NEW BOULDERFIELD {Hell's Kitchen 🔥} AND a permanent public access point to the the climbing at Dogwood Boulders!
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SCC is committing $50,000 and leading a massive trail project to build a brand new trail to Hell's Kitchen along the @cumberlandtrailsst ! .
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Donate today & find out more: : https://www.accessfund.org/tnbouldering
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#conservation #climbing #southernbouldering #playinrhea #hellskitchen #dogwoodboulders #accessfund #cumberlandtrail

Volunteer Spotlight
Brad Mcleod
Tallahassee, FL via Atlanta, GA

In light of our 25th anniversary celebration, we thought it only fitting to celebrate the man who started it all.
Without his leadership and vision climbing in the South would look VERY different. Thanks for leading the charge and bringing the psych, Brad. And thank you Paul Morley for this fitting write up:
The South has its own manner of noting significant figures within the climbing community. Some use the title OG (Original Gangsta) or Southern Legend, and the number of climbers who have received these titles are respectively few. Though Brad McLeod definitely fits into this category, the more fitting title is simply "workhorse." A Navy Seal by training and a former environment consultant, to describe Brad as having a high work ethic doesn't touch the surface of his energetic approach towards anything he is willing to accomplish. As a Founding Father of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, his contribution put a whole movement in motion. Though this movement started due to the threat of loss of access to Sunset Park, it matured to a paradigm shift in climbing access: the idea to actually purchase threatened areas and reopen them to the public. Whether it was at any given trail day, or evening flashing V7's, Brad's "workhorse" mentality was vibrant and contagious in the Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia region.
There was no amount of work that could not be accomplished and no task that would not be brought to fruition if one applied patience and persistence.
Though climbing isn't in the forefront for Brad anymore, he spends his time pedaling hard on his mountain bike. And by pedaling hard, his enduro rides speak for themselves. The ever believer in the mission, he uses the rides to raise money for those in need. If there is one word to describe Brad McLeod, it is "positivity." His absolute belief in this one word set a tone for climbing Access in the south.
Come meet Brad at the 25th anniversary celebration!

HUUUUUGE thanks to @tallyrockgym for supporting SCC through the Save the South Comp. Over $5,000 raised to help open new climbing areas around the Southeast. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
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Save the South was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that climbed, donated, and contributed to raising over $5,000 for the SCC.

Looking forward to a great weekend at the @accessfund Sustainable Climbing Conference at Breaks Interstate Park this weekend!
#stewardship #sustainability #learning #withaview

Looking for a way to say thank you to your staff members that go above and beyond to make your company successful? Consider buying a table for SCC's 25th anniversary party and treat them to a special night out while also supporting a GREAT cause!
@highpointclimbing is leading the charge and bringing a wonderful group of staff to celebrate with us!

If you don't have enough staff to fill all 10 seats at your table, consider donating those seats to some of our community members who may not have the ability to purchase a ticket.
Email cody@seclimbers.org with questions and purchase tickets here: https://scc25th.eventbrite.com (link also in profile ☝🏾) #scc #25thanniversary #25andcounting #FUNdraiser #giveback #climbercocktail

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