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ACJ


Nov 24, 2008, 4:58 AM
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montgomerywick wrote:
What are your other reasons for your apparent disdain of the SCC?

Well most of it has been cleared up. Someone else pointed out the different actions of the SCC and CCC which helped. Other than that it's simply that I haven't been here long and don't want to jump right in to anything until I see what's going on. I'm active in national organizations and I assume you receive help from the Access Fund which I am a part of. Once I see the results and check out the crags that have been secured I am more likely to jump on board and chip in what little cash I have.


saxfiend


Nov 24, 2008, 9:31 AM
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ACJ wrote:
montgomerywick wrote:
What are your other reasons for your apparent disdain of the SCC?

Well most of it has been cleared up. Someone else pointed out the different actions of the SCC and CCC which helped. Other than that it's simply that I haven't been here long and don't want to jump right in to anything until I see what's going on. I'm active in national organizations and I assume you receive help from the Access Fund which I am a part of. Once I see the results and check out the crags that have been secured I am more likely to jump on board and chip in what little cash I have.
In all fairness to ACJ, I don't believe this was a matter of "disdain of the SCC," but rather a lack of knowledge of how things are in our region (compared to the untamed west that he/she is more familiar with). I get the feeling ACJ is more aware now of the access issues we have to deal with and the role of the SCC.

ACJ -- when you get a chance, check out some of these areas:

Jamestown (purchased by SCC)
Laurel Knob (purchased by CCC)
Sunset Park (re-opened through SCC efforts)
King's Bluff (donated to SCC)
Castle Rock (re-opened under lease to SCC)
Boat Rock (purchased by SCC)

JL


saxfiend


Dec 8, 2008, 8:06 PM
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UPDATE: The cat's out of the bag. The crag being opened is Yellow Bluff, near Huntsville. Back in the day, climbers from as far as NY came down here to hit the first 5.13 in Alabama (Rainbow Warrior). Unfortunately the publicity got it closed down, but it's back on the radar as of early next year when the SCC closes on the purchase.

If you haven't already contributed, please consider adding some funds to the kitty. The SCC has 77% of the purchase price already donated or pledged, and it would be great to put this over the top before the February closing!

JL


bradmc


Dec 9, 2008, 3:37 PM
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thanks Saxfiend and Gus for spelling out our efforts.. i did not think the "secret crag x" thing would get distorted.. but that's why i get for thinking..huh?.

the point of the secrecy was first to hold off on disclosing the location while we get the contract secured and our ducks in a row to purchase the crag.

the crag is surrounded by private land - and the crag has been closed for almost 20 years.

Access to this area is very shaky - until we get a contract and raise the funds and close on the deal.

we almost had our last deal - Jamestown - get completely blown up as climbers all ran out to climb and check out the crag - and a next door neighbor (on private land) broke out his shotgun and blasted it over climbers that were on the cliff below (no lie).

the sheriff was called and it put the SCC in a bad spot as we had not closed on the deal.

lesson learned - dont let the name out of the crag (surrounded by private land) too early on a crag your trying to buy - as you may have hiccups.

so you can see that we are really trying to ease into this process and not blow up the crag with an access miscue.

as I think many of you can imagine - it takes a ton of behind the scenes work with legal, survey, contracts, negotiations and finally - fundraising to get the crag secure.

we only have 90 days to raise $34k - which we can easily do - but wanted a head start as we try to secure the crag.

I hope that you all will understand.

the crag has been disclosed - it is Yellow Bluff. You can read more about the area here:

http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=468&mode=&order=0&thold=0

thanks to everyone that supports the SCC and trust us enough to donate money to a crag whose name was kept a secret (for 2 weeks).

please feel free to email me at mbmcleod@mindspring.com if you have any questions.


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bradmc


Dec 12, 2008, 10:40 AM
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we are almostttttt there.....

to date we have raised $31,902 in donations and pledges towards our goal of $34,660.

We only need $2,758 to finish our purchase of Yellow Bluff.

91% completed towards our goal.

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

come on and help us get this crag purchased and preserved in a land trust (with open climbing access) forever.

if we own it - they cant take it away.


Partner j_ung


Dec 14, 2008, 9:45 AM
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Article posted.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...e_SCC_s_Cap_940.html

I'll try to keep a running tab under it of how much remains to be raised. Almost there!


saxfiend


Dec 15, 2008, 4:26 PM
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We're over the top! The SCC has raised more than $35,000 to cover the purchase of Yellow Bluff. With the fund raising complete, there's a possibility that the February contract closing date will be moved up.

If you haven't already contributed, it's still not too late. In addition to the purchase cost, the SCC will need funds to get Yellow Bluff ready for the climbing public (trail construction, bolts for anchors, etc.). So please chip in!

Stay tuned for the sequel: Secret Crag X II, coming soon to a theatre near you!

JL

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