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Location: AL : Steele
By: UncleBen When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments: For information concerning Steele's history, SCC access achievement, and SCCLT regulations, click this link: SCC STEELE CRAG

Some clarifications/suggestions concerning Steele....


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

Climber's left: 50 yards past the Wolfe Wall. The boundary lies just left of the route, Wolf-Waites. Hob Nob and Area 51 is not ... more >>

Location: AL : Moss Rock Preserve : Lost Roof Area
By: UncleBen When: Jul 30, 2015

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Comments: The name escapes me, but it has always been a popular little problem.

Location: AL : Lake Smith
By: UncleBen When: Jun 26, 2015

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Comments: It's called "Smith Lake". Not, Lake Smith. And if you are gonna post DWS on Smith Lake, you ought to identify a cove or nearby landmark.

Location: NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner : S.O.S. (5.10b)
By: UncleBen When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: Woody Wall!!! Heck yeah!

Location: GA : Mount Yonah : The Boulder : The Boulder (C2-)
By: UncleBen When: Apr 15, 2015

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Comments: The South Georgia Hard Aid and Alpinism club strikes again!

Location: DavisMeschke : profile picture : Photo
By: UncleBen When: Apr 3, 2015

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Comments: The President, CEO, and founding member of the South Georgia Hard Aid and Alpine Club (SGHAAC for short) with the newest member.

Currently, Davis has responsibility for all events coordination, travel arrangements, is the club Secretary, Treasurer, and should be considered the resident authority on all club travel and media opportunities.

The club is currently looking for a new Fashion Director.
To wit....to join, one must accept and cultivate the stinkyness of the following uniform....

Gla... more >>

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

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Comments: Yosemite-esque! Yet, Southern.

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

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Comments: When Yoda speaks, you listen.

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

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Comments: Cozy crag climbing near to Huntsville....
Generously protected sandstone....

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

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Comments: No bolting without a permit?? Sure.

Location: AL : Cherokee Bluffs
By: UncleBen 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: UncleBen When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Very nice.

Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property
By: UncleBen When: Nov 14, 2014

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Comments: The Revelation Wall is perfect for top roping. You have to rig from trees, but there are many firm pine trees in the vicinity. There is an easy walk up via a corridor behind and left of the wall.

Otherwise, it's sort of difficult to set TRs on many of the routes. Wolfe Wall can be scrambled up to, but it's challenging and better to lead a route first.

Other 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 in... more >>

Location: Southern States : Table rock, SC. : Post : Photo
By: UncleBen 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: UncleBen 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: UncleBen When: Jul 28, 2014

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


Location: AL : Steele : SCC Property
By: UncleBen 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: South Carolina : Table Rock : Main Face
By: UncleBen When: Jan 3, 2014

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Comments: Doc Bayne was a bad man. Glad to see this area on MtnProject. Like the description says, hard, sometimes airish climbing, on some of the best granite anywhere.

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Margin of Profit (5.9+)
By: UncleBen When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: One of the best routes in the SE. Double small wires protect to tippy top of the crack. Otherwise....just move.

Location: NC : Big Green : Joke the Chicken (5.9 R)
By: UncleBen When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Nathan, the recommendation for TCUs/small cams is for loading up the flake before you pull into the groove. I remember some really good yellow and orange TCUs there.

Location: NC : Big Green : Joke the Chicken (5.9 R)
By: UncleBen When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Nathan, I cede to your opinion on the grade and will revise....I don't mean to downplay this route, at all....it's a heads up route for sure.

We didn't place anything bigger than a #2 in the P1 belay either time I've been on this, but I can see a #3 working. Likewise, larger pieces up high might work, but we didn't use them and I definitely don't remember seeing any before the first bolt.... My friend Paul thought he was going to fall out of the groove onto me and my brother the fi... more >>

Location: TN : The Tennessee Wall : T-Wall East : Who Needs a Thnead? (5.10-)
By: UncleBen When: Oct 22, 2013

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Comments: I actually thought this was pretty good. Thoughtful face climbing over a shallow, broken crack for pro to the ledge. Stand up, clip the bolt, and now you're sport climbing on overhanging jugs through the headwall/bulge. Save one cam (0.75) for the top. Maybe 5.9+.

Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : Br'er Rabbit (5.10c)
By: UncleBen When: Oct 18, 2013

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Comments: How Br'er Rabbit was too sharp for Br'er Fox.

Location: AL : Palisades Park : Boobs (5.9) : Photo
By: UncleBen When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: Climber is on the gulley route. Also 5.9. Boobs is 25' to the right.

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