In 1993 a group of climbers banded together to work with the National Parks Service to resolve access issues to climbing areas at Sunset Rock in Chattanooga, TN. Calling themselves the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, they recruited other climbers and started working with other land managers to preserve access to climbing areas such as Tennessee Wall, Foster Falls, Deep Creek, Moss Rock, Laurel Falls and others. Twenty years later, the SCC has created or preserved climbing access in private areas such as Little Rock City/Stone Fort, and created the SCC Land Trust to purchase climbing areas such as Kings Bluff, Jamestown and Steele.

 

The Vision Lives On – Southeastern Climbers Coalition | 2013 from Luke Padgett on Vimeo.

 

As part of the SCC’s twentieth anniversary, they’re conducting membership drives and events all across the Southeast, including this Saturday at The Crag during The Back to School Bash. We’re proud to support the SCC and their vision for climbing in the Southeast and encourage everyone to join. To add to that encouragement, we’re offering an incentive for everyone to join the SCC. This Saturday only, anyone that purchases an EFT membership at The Crag and joins the SCC at the $35 level will get their first month’s membership FREE. Existing Crag members that join the SCC will have a $20 credit applied to their Crag account.

We hope you enjoy this video, that it inspires you to join the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and that we see you tomorrow at The Back to School Bash!