Due to ongoing property management issues, Steele cannot be considered a destination area for climbing.
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) purchased a small section of Steeles extensive cliffline in 2009; the bulk of Steele is under private ownership and off-limits to climbing. Deteriorating relations between the SCC and the neighboring property owners, combined with poor documentation of the small number of routes that are actually legal to climb, have made this an area thats less desirable than it once was.
Refer to the SCC site or Dixie Cragger's Atlas for directions.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Steele
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Steele:
Featured Route For Steele
Mystery Route on Hot Wing Buttress 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Alabama
: SCC Property
This route starts at the lower right margin of the Hot Wing Buttress on erosional edges and horizontals. Four or five bolts lead off of the ground, up and around the arete on a rampish-cracky section, then through a awkward roof/slot. Once the slot is pulled, a distinct second section requires a high-step off of the ledge and then a couple body lengths of slab to jugs. Beware the ledge-fall here.Then, once on the second major ledge, one is faced with a nice crack to the right or a blank bolted f...[more] Browse More Classics in Alabama
From: Steele, AL
Jul 31, 2015
For information concerning Steele's history, SCC access achievement, and SCCLT regulations, click this link: SCC/Steele
1. Keep the noise to a minimum.
2. No camping at the crag.
4. Keep dogs on a leash at all times and no dogs left of Wolfe Wall.
5. No Trespassing beyond SCC owned property.
6. 911 may not be able help you, in time, in rural AL. So, be extra safe.
7. No fires!!!
1. No bolting without a permit.
2. No leaving or fixing of quick-draws.
3. No top roping directly through ring anchors.
As always, Leave No Trace.
By bernard wolfe
From: birmingham, al
Aug 6, 2015
The statement in the Description portion of information for this site does not accurately reflect current access conditions. The site is open to the climbing public. You are invited and encouraged to visit.