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Steele Rock Climbing 

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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 Steele’s 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 that’s less desirable than it once was.

Getting There 

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

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Steele

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Steele:
Welcome to Steele   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 80'   SCC Property
unnamed trad on wolf wall   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 75'   SCC Property
Suspended Animation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   SCC Property
Lone Wolf On the Far Ridge   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   SCC Property
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Featured Route For Steele
Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow: Dangle start. Orange: Alternative.

Squabbler 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Alabama : Steele : SCC Property
This route climbs the most prominent feature on SCC property at a respectable grade, while remaining protectable (clean!) as well as sporty (steep!). March up the lower terrace, gaining the platform of rock (the "Don't Tread On Me Ledge") even with the bottom of the Wolfe Wall Gully. Now, ready yourself for the pump...OPTION 1: Starting on erosional features and flakes, pull up into a dead hang to place some small gear up and right. Then grope and scratch your way left to a position at the arete...[more]   Browse More Classics in Alabama

Photos of Steele Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Vistas.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red flower.
Red flower.
Rock Climbing Photo: The parking lot.
The parking lot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Spring is springing.
Spring is springing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Juvenile Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is already in full...
Juvenile Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is already in full...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alabama Sandstone.
Alabama Sandstone.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wild Iris.
Wild Iris.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow flower.
Yellow flower.
Rock Climbing Photo: nearby homestead.
nearby homestead.
Rock Climbing Photo: purple flower...?
purple flower...?
Rock Climbing Photo: brown eyed susan.
brown eyed susan.
Rock Climbing Photo: hydrangea.
Rock Climbing Photo: blackberries.

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By BirminghamBen
From: Birmingham, AL
Jul 31, 2015
For information concerning Steele's history, SCC access achievement, and SCCLT regulations, click this link: SCC/Steele

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.
By WadeM
From: Golden, Co
Apr 27, 2017
Had a run in with the landowner. Turns out if you're not a jerk, he's a nice guy. A bit crusty but people say the same about me :)

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