Southeasern Climber's Coalition acquires Jamestown

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April, 2005: The Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) recently finalized a deal to purchase the climbing area known as Jamestown in Jamestown, Alabama (close to Fort Payne). The crag, which houses a variety of high-end sport routes and accessible-grade trad climbing, is on bullet sandstone, similar in quality to Tennessee’s T-Wall. In just a matter of weeks the SCC raised over $27,400 from a mixture of private individuals, the Access Fund, and corporate donations to outright purchase the property. This land purchase marks the third climbing area that the SCC has purchased since 2000, when they acquired the Boat Rock bouldering area, just outside of Atlanta. Jamestown, which has been closed to climbers since the early 1990s, is a historic Southern crag, important in the region's early sport climbing, and is situated on three acres, all of which is surrounded by private property. The SCC has worked out an easement with Alabama Power to provide a viable entrance to the property, provided that anyone who uses the path is an SCC member; a non-member path (uphill) exists on the backside of the property. Membership in the SCC is available online at: www.seclimbers.org.