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Steele Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',9],['5.10',12],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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
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
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Minnie Driver 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AL : Steele : SCC Property
The route packs some fun movement in its short height. Cruxy at the first and just above the fourth bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in AL

Photos of Steele Slideshow Add Photo
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: 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.
hydrangea.
Rock Climbing Photo: blackberries.
blackberries.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nighttime wildlife. Coyotes are known to prowl the...
Nighttime wildlife. Coyotes are known to prowl the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alabama Sandstone.
Alabama Sandstone.

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

In short:

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!!!

Climbing Regulations:

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
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.