Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Southeast Climbers - Find a Crag and Adopt It

It's been a hot muggy summer in the southeast and so far so good with hurricanes. But these things don't deter climbers. If you've not been out climbing this summer there is still time for you to tie into a rope, pull out the crash pad and even time for you to give back to the climbing community through a few Adopt-a-Crag days in the month of September.

The Southeastern Climbers Coalition has 3 different Access Fund Adopt-a-Crag events coming up in September. Backcoutry.com has teamed up with the Atlanta Climbing Club to sponsor the Lost Wall crag event on Sept 23. If you can't make it out to that event, here is a list of the September events happening in the Southeast.

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Sand Rock AL on Sept 9. Meet in the parking lot at 9:30am CST. We'll work for half a day - collecting garbage, installing anchors, and performing trail maintenance. Free lunch and goodies for all volunteers!! Gear raffle during lunch. Contact Michelle Connell at tradclimber@myway.com for info.

Griffin Falls AL on Sept 16
- Located near Collinsville, Alabama. Hosted by Southeastern Climbers Coalition -(9am CST). We will be working on the trails and picking up trash. Please wear boots and work clothes. Bring trash bags and tools (picks, shovels, chainsaws, etc.) for trail work. We will be climbing at the crag after lunch. Please contact Jeremy Boydston at jaboydston@yahoo.com for more info.

Lost Wall, Pigeon Mountain, Georgia on Sept 23 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come on out and help the Atlanta Climbing Club in their efforts to help keep the Lost Wall and Rock Town trails in good shape.

Bring shovels, picks and rakes and a chainsaw if you have it. Please wear work clothes with sturdy boots. No sandals. Contact: Jeff Mekolites at mekwise@bellsouth.net for more info. Trail Day Info flier: Print out a flyer for this event and put it up at your office, climbing gym, etc.

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Blogger Kris said...

Hey, while you're at it check out the Carolina Climbers Coalition. We just signed an agreement to buy the tallest continuous cliff east of the Mississippi and we've held some great fundraising event to support it. http://www.carolinaclimbers.org/

8/24/2006 10:41 AM

 
Blogger backcountry freak said...

Excellent work on Laruel Knob. I had heard about what you guys were able to pull off there. Keep up the good work in keeping climbing areas open for climbers.

8/24/2006 2:03 PM

 

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