SCC EVENTS

Raising Hell’s Kitchen- Celebrate National Public Lands Day

WHERE

Hell’s Kitchen

WHEN

Saturday, September 29

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with SCC and REI at Hell’s Kitchen!

We’ll be working on the ALMOST finished trails in the morning and having a boulder field party after! The weather is getting better and better so you might be able to clean off some boulders and nab some FA’s!!  Come work, climb, and drink a beer at the boulders with us!

This will be our last Hell’s Kitchen trail day for a while, so please don’t leave us hanging!! We still have a lot to get done but know we can do it with your help!

Please sign our trail day waiver before the event: https://www.seclimbers.com/stewardship/

email angela.langevin@gmail.com with questions.

Jamestown Trail Day

WHERE

Jamestown Trail Head
Jamestown, Alabama

WHEN

October 6
8am – 2pm

Join Atlanta Climbing Club and SCC for our annual Jamestown Trail day! We need to do some light tree cutting at the cliff, trimming back branches and bushes along the access road and along the trail into the cliff.

Meet at Jamestown parking area at 8am central (9am eastern). Lunch will be provided. And if that’s not enough- FREE COLD BEER at the end of the day!

We should be able to knock all this stuff out in a couple hours then climb for the rest of the day. Our buddy and trail day master, Scott, has offered to hang ropes on routes for anyone that doesn’t want to lead, or doesn’t have a partner or gear!

Reach out to Scott if you plan to attend so we can get a count for food: alpstyle@comcast.net

Movie Night and SCC Fundraiser

WHERE

Dry County Brewing Company
1500 Lockhart Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144

WHEN

October 7, 2018
2pm – 9pm

We’re teaming up with Dry County Brewing Company for an SCC fundraiser and movie night! Dry County is donating 10% of proceeds from the days sales, and SCC will be showing Metanoia, awesome documentary about the late Jeff Lowe.

Come enjoy beers any time during open hours to support the organization. SCC will be set up from 5pm-9pm, with the movie starting at 7-7:30!

Metanoia Trailer

Access Fund & SCC Climbing Stewardship Workshop

WHERE

Tennessee Bouldering Authority– Friday
Dogwood West– Saturday and Sunday

WHEN

October 19-21, 2018

Sign Up for this FREE event Today–Space is limited!

Join the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) for a climbing stewardship workshop at newly acquired areas in Southeast Tennessee – Hell’s Kitchen and Dogwood Boulders. This event will provide you with a set of tools to evaluate and mitigate impacts to conserve the entire climbing system.

Participants choose sessions on 1) Introductory Fundamentals or 2) Advanced Technicals Skills (prior experience in trail design or climbing area conservation strongly recommended). These sesisons are designed to meet you where you’re at – whether you are new to conservation work in climbing areas, have volunteered on multiple trail days or attended workshops in the past, we hope you will find the workshops engaging, meaningful, and practical.

Where: Chattanooga, TN & Dayton, TN

When: Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2018

Here’s a glimpse of the overall schedule:

Friday, May 4; 6-9 PM: Welcome & Introductions. 
Location: TBA – Tennessee Bouldering Authority
Meet, greet & climb! Get to know fellow advocates and discuss what it takes to be a rock star of climbing area stewardship.

Saturday, May 5; 8 AM – 4 PM: Tools of the Trade. 
Location: Dogwood & Hell’s Kitchen
Fundamentals of climbing area conservation OR Advanced technical rock skills
Track 1: Fundamentals. Identify & assess climbing area impacts, bouldering specific conservation, trail design, construction & planning.
Track 2: Advanced Technical Skills. Learn equipment, set-up and safety for moving, splitting and shaping large rocks for technical structures.

Saturday night PARTY & Campout! 6-10 PM: Open to the public. Keg party at the Dogwood Barn to celebrate Hell’s Kitchen & Dogwood West acquisition. Hang out, play climbing games then camp on site! Invite your friends!

Sunday, May 6; 8 AM – 4PM: Putting it in Action. 
Location: Dogwood & Hell’s Kitchen
Apply best practices of climber access improvement and natural resource protection.
Track 1: Fundamentals. Adopt a Crag at Hell’s Kitchen – new trail construction, crew leading for conservation work with volunteers.
Track 2: Advanced Technical Skills. Adopt a Crag at Dogwood West Access – staircase construction, crew leading for technical work with volunteers.

Please register ASAP as space is limited. 

Details: This is a FREE workshop, participants are responsible for their own travel, food, other expenses. Free camping is provided at the Access Fund – SCC property Dogwood West. Participants should plan on bringing backpack, water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing as well as camping supplies. Optional to bring personal work gloves and climbing equipment (for post-work climbing). Field days will be spent away from vehicles so lunches should be pre-packed. Stay tuned as we are working on food and beverage support for the weekend.

More info: Participants will gain knowledge and national context in: climbing area stewardship, climbing trends, assessing conditions at climbing areas, understanding climbers as a unique user group, developing and implementing resource protection plans, management decision making, bouldering specificl climbing conservation, and working with volunteers. Field sessions will highlight specific construction techniques & skills, visualizing climbing use patterns, local area considerations, controlling user flow, water dispersion and actually getting dirty.

For additional information, please contact Conservation Team National (Andrea and Annabelle) at ctnational@accessfund.org or (719)502-1123

Buy Your Own Boulderfield

WHERE

The Crash Pad
 29 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

WHEN

October 26, 2018
7:00pm – 10:30pm

Guess who’s back, back again— seven years…tell your friends!

In the past 12 months, we have secured public access to not one, not two, but THREE new boulder fields (Hell’s Kitchen, Dogwood West and the Mountain Creek Park Project). We are also still paying off our Denny Cove acquisition.

And if that isn’t overwhelming enough—we launched our brand-new Stewardship Program exactly one year ago and have already worked on trail projects at Boat Rock, Cherokee Rock Village, Denny Cove, Hell’s Kitchen and Dogwood West.

Whew!! How does that relate to BYOB??

MONEY MONEY MONEEEEEY!

We need you to help us pay off these acquisitions, grow our stewardship program, and get our trails built so we can protect the infinite number of climbing areas left in our region!!

We will have our famous LIVE auction and silent auction full of swag from our climbing company partners and local artists!!

**If you are an artist, builder, entrepreneur, small business owner, etc. etc. etc. and want to donate to this awesome event, please reach out to angela.langevin@gmail.com!!**

In other News:

Hell’s Kitchen trail update

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Hells Kitchen + Dogwood Acquisition

The Access Fund and SCC have recently acquired a boulder field called Hell’s Kitchen and a property securing a critical access point to the Dogwood Boulders. Together we are working to raise $167,000 to cover the purchase price, transaction costs, and necessary trail and stewardship improvements for sustainable access.

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