Southeastern Climbers Coalition purchases area in Sequatchie Valley

There's a new climbing spot in the area | Photo by DiEGO MüLLER via Pexels

The Chattanooga region is a climbing mecca + a local group is making even more space for the outdoor sport.

The first public climbing area in the Sequatchie Valley was recently secured by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. The area — called Woodcock Cove — is about an hour away from downtown Chattanooga. It’s 1 of 11 total purchases made by the coalition.

Sequatchie Valley climbing area

  • 64-acre parcel in a relatively remote location
  • 1- mile of cliff line with a rare sandstone pillar
  • 60 routes established with potential for ~100 more
  • Foot and trad climbing + boulders
  • Will be open to the public by fall 2021 or spring 2022

The coalition

  • A local, grass-roots organization dedicated to preserving climbing areas in the South
  • Works with national, state, and local governments + public land managers to preserve climbing access on public lands
  • Works with private landowners to purchase or lease climbing areas + open and preserve access on private lands

Bonus: The coalition is dedicated to protecting and maintaining purchased land + providing refuge to native species.

Find other SCC properties here + look on each area’s page to see the name of the native land where each property is located. Ex. Sunset Rock is on ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi).