David Hemphill climbs a new route he created at Steele called Pappillon, 5.10 +. Hemphill named the route for his 6-yr-old daughter. The rating of 5.10+ tells climbers how difficult a climb is. Rates start at 5.0, being the easiest and 5.14 and up are the hardest.
Photo: Chris McClendon
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) has just signed a contract to purchase a portion of the cliff line at Steele, AL. The non-profit climbing organization paid $55,000 for the 25.59 acre tract. The area has been closed since 1987 due to private land owner access issues. The tract has about 1,400 linear feet of cliffline and includes several cliff areas and it is estimated to have 30 to 50 routes. The SCC hopes to open the area to climbing this summer. The cliffline is located 45 minutes from Birmingham in Steele, AL.
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