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saxfiend


Mar 4, 2009, 8:19 PM
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SCC Buys Another Alabama Crag
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Open yer wallets, folks -- the Southeastern Climbers Coalition has done it again. A contract has been signed to purchase part of the cliffline at Steele, AL. This great trad and hard sport destination has been off limits for more than 20 years, but like the recently-purchased Yellow Bluff, it will soon be open to climbing again.

The purchase price for Steele is $55,000. The SCC has about $20,000 pledged already, but will need to raise the remaining money by the June closing. Please consider making a donation toward this new climbing acquisition by going to the SCC donation website:

http://www.seclimbers.org/....php?name=membership

For more information on Steele, including photos:

http://www.seclimbers.org/...=showpage&pid=86

Contribute if you can!

JL


subantz


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Nice, I just saw this on the SCC site. I am going to Sloperfest. I think if i read correctly the proceeds go to Steele.


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All the proceeds from sloperfest go to the purchase.


bradmc


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our next fundraiser is this saturday at the Sand Rock Hoe-Down (near Leesburg, AL) on March 21st.

Steele is highlighted in the "Heart of Stone" video at:
http://www.vimeo.com/groups/760/videos/2469886

you can donate to the Steele project at:
http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=membership

more crag photos, updates and info on Steele at:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=53368164565&ref=ts

thanks for helping to open up this closed crag to the climbing community!


subantz


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Yea hah, I will be there. At sloperfest I asked Adam Henry about this place. With the expression on his face and the four words that came out of his mouth"Have you been there?" I was instantly interested. I hear there is good bouldering at Steele also. I am looking forward to this one. See ya'll at Sandrock.


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You can see how Rock/Creek and Chaco are teaming up to help purchase this crag here:

www.rockcreek.com/steele


bradmc


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The SCC is raising funds to purchase the crag at Steele, Alabama with a climbing gear - online raffle.

Check it out (you dont have to be present to win):

http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11604

thanks for your support!


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meeeegan


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There is all kinds of great stuff to win from the Raffle!! Here's just a few of the super cool items:

Ipod Nano

BlueWater Rope - 1- 60 meter ropes

Soill Hangboard (blister board) - 3 boards

Black Diamond - 3 boulder bags and 6 full quickdraw biner combo's

Voodoo - 1 large boulder pad

Evolve chalk bags - 2

REI - $30 gift certificate

D's climbing holds - 6 holds

$30 gift certificate to Mountain High Outfitters

SCC fleece - 2

SCC microfleece - 2

SCC tshirts (5)

Mammut chalk pot

Black Diamond brush kit

SweetWater beer - case (must be drinking age)

Tickets are only $5 and you don't have to be present...they'll mail you your prizes!
Just go to purchase here: http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=membership


CapedCrusader


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As a climber and a landowner all I can say is you guys rock.

As I'm feeling a bit abandoned by my local access fund affiliate I just signed up for one of your recurring donations.

Best of luck to all of you down there in the south.

K

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dudemanbu


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CapedCrusader wrote:
As a climber and a landowner all I can say is you guys rock.

As I'm feeling a bit abandoned by my local access fund affiliate I just signed up for one of your recurring donations.

Best of luck to all of you down there in the south.

K

Maybe you should do what those owners do, and subdivide and sell the part of their land that is valuable to the climbers. That way you can keep the majority of your land and still make a quick buck.


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Any updates?


saxfiend


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justroberto wrote:
Any updates?
With about six weeks to go, the Steele fundraiser is at the 58% mark. Roughly $33,000 has been raised; that leaves another $23,000 to go before the end of June.

Keep those donations coming!

JL


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a trailer for "Rhapsody of Steele" gives a glimpse at the crag.

http://www.vimeo.com/4584243

you can donate online at:
http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=membership


bradmc


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as of June 13 --

To date we have raised $40,521 in donations and pledges towards our goal of $57,000. We need $16,479 to finish our purchase of Steele.

71% completed towards our goal with the closing on the property on June 24, 2009.

you can donate now to help the Steele project at:
http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=membership


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