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saxfiend


Apr 8, 2007, 7:42 AM
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IMPORTANT NOTICE -- Jamestown Access Restricted  (North_America: United_States: Alabama: Northern: Jamestown)
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Until further notice, the access trail to Jamestown is closed. The Alabama Power Co., which leased the trail right-of-way to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition (owner of Jamestown), has declined to renew the lease.

This does NOT mean that Jamestown is closed to climbing. The alternate access to the crag involves rappelling in from where the powerlines cross the road. This also means jumarring out the same way at the end of the day.

The SCC is in discussions with APC regarding the future of the trail access; there are also plans for a new access trail from below the crag. In the meantime, do not use the upper trail, or you will be trespassing on APC land.

John Liles
Area Manager, Alabama


coach_kyle


Apr 8, 2007, 7:53 AM
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Re: [saxfiend] IMPORTANT NOTICE -- Jamestown Access Restricted [In reply to]
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Would it do any good to send a letter to Alabama Power about what an environmentally conscious, self-policing community climbers are, and how we organize trail-cleanup days and other land-management events?


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coach_kyle wrote:
Would it do any good to send a letter to Alabama Power about what an environmentally conscious, self-policing community climbers are, and how we organize trail-cleanup days and other land-management events?
I don't know if that would do any good or not. I sort of doubt the APC cares about trail days and the like; they're probably more concerned with liability issues. It doesn't seem like mere coincidence that this closure comes shortly after the recent climber fall and evacuation.

Check the Southeast Climbers Coalition web site for updates. They are working on the situation.

JL


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