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Location: AL : Steele : Easy Street (5.6)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 21, 2015

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Comments: Off of SCC property and close to neighbors house.


Location: AL : Steele : Hob Knob (5.10-)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: This, when walking left, is the first route off of SCC property. If you are here, you have come too far and need to go back.


Location: AL : Steele : unnamed 5.9 (area left of W... (5.9)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 13, 2015

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Comments: Not on SCC land. Please do not trespass.


Location: AL : Steele : Wrangler (5.8)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 12, 2015

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Comments: This route is off of SCC property. For sanctioned access, stay well right of this line.


Location: AL : Steele : Golden Arch (5.10b)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: Approaching this route will involve traversing the entirety of the neighbor's land to the left of SCC property. Approach ill advised.


Location: AL : Steele : Triad (5.6)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: This route marks the rightmost line that is still on SCC property.


Location: AL : Steele : 5.8 Corner (5.8+)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: Way off of SCC property and directly behind the neighbor's house. Trespassing in rural Alabama is usually a bad idea.


Location: AL : Steele : Rustler (5.10b)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: This route is off of SCC property and directly behind the neighbor's house. Not advisable to climb in this area.


Location: AL : Steele : Tech Noir (5.12 PG13)
By: BHMBen When: Mar 10, 2015

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Comments: What's up with the gigantic piece of chain hanging off of one of the bolts? Kind of sloppy for these parts, no?


Location: South Carolina : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Yosemite-esque! Yet, Southern.


Location: South Carolina
By: BHMBen When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: Brad...good luck! SC is a treasure trove.


Location: GA : Mount Yonah : Hobbits Perch : Next Time (5.11a/b)
By: BHMBen When: Feb 14, 2015

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Comments: When Yoda speaks, you listen.


Location: AL : Yellow Bluff
By: BHMBen When: Jan 29, 2015

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Comments: "Bolted to death." The climbing management plan for YB is and has been a joke.


Location: AL : Yellow Bluff : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Jan 29, 2015

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Comments: No bolting without a permit?? Sure.


Location: AL : Cherokee Bluffs
By: BHMBen When: Jan 28, 2015

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Comments: Not wise to camp here.
Do yourself a favor and pound out the miles to Palisades or SR.


Location: South Carolina : Table Rock : Main Face : Stone Wall Action (5.11) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Very nice.


Location: AL : Steele : Sugar Magnolia (5.8)
By: BHMBen When: Dec 4, 2014

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Comments: I try to avoid being in flames.
...it is the safest way to get off of the route.
There is a good rappel tree to the right of the topout, twenty feet above a set of quasi-fixed anchors, off of which another 100' rappel puts you on the Cloudy Day ledge. From here, one more rap to the ground.


Location: AL : Steele : Sugar Magnolia (5.8)
By: BHMBen When: Dec 3, 2014

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Comments: Tom....you can and many do, in fact, finish the way Lyle describes. I appreciate your zeal and respect your general prowess, but you need to digress to the Old Timers in this case. It is unlikely that topping out anywhere at Steele other than the extreme left end will cause problems, although you are correct....this line is off of SCC property. It is posted because it is one of the best lines of the grades at the crag and has major history. Come visit soon. Ben.


Location: AL : Steele
By: BHMBen When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: It's sort of difficult to set TRs on many of the routes. The walls are broken by terraces or gullies, in some cases. Several of these spots allow access to the top of the cliff. That said, these instances are somewhat hard to decipher if you don't have pretty good knowledge of the area. In general, you're gonna want to be able to lead to receive maximum bang for your buck at Steele. Nearby Palisades is very friendly for TRing.


Location: Southern States : Table rock, SC. : Post : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Oct 24, 2014

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Comments: Amazing shot.
Wickedest wall on the east coast!


Location: NC : Laurel Knob : Groover Variation (Fischess... (5.9)
By: BHMBen When: Oct 20, 2014

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Comments: Having climbed this variation for a third time Saturday and 7 1/2 years since the first time, I would offer that the new bolts do not detract from the in-your-face nature of this route. Their placement is ideal for the crux groove's moves. I very much agree that, ONE: Laurel Knob newcomers should start on something less dire and, TWO: This is one of the finest moderates anywhere. A very good line.


Location: TN : Big South Fork : O&W Wall
By: BHMBen When: Jul 28, 2014

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Comments: Good topos, free from guidebook author, Chris Watford.

dixiecragger.com/longroutes.pd...


Location: AL : Steele
By: BHMBen When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: Updates....

As of May 2014, the SCC has had the rest of the road paved - almost to the parking lot. Virtually any vehicle should be able to access Steele, now.

The trail to Wolfe Wall has been completely updated with new steps installed by the Access Fund and the Jeep Conservation Team.
Click here.

The SCC has installed a luxurious, weatherproof composting outhouse near the parking lot. Please use this a... more >>


Location: AL : Steele : Sugar Magnolia (5.8) : Photo
By: BHMBen When: Mar 3, 2014

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Comments: Good picture.

All three of these routes are fun and have quite a different flavor.


Location: AL : Steele
By: BHMBen When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Some updates concerning Steele....

PROPERTY

The boundaries of Southeastern Climber's Coalition property lie, roughly, as follows:

Climber's left: 50 yards past the Wolfe Wall and 100 yards right of the right margin of Area 51. The boundary lies just right of the route, Hob Nob. Area 51 is not owned by the SCC.

Climber's right: 100 yards right of the Revelations Wall. ....or, 30 yards left of the rather conspicuous route called Graham's crack.


~ The SCC property... more >>


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