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Southern Climbing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the sport of rock climbing and outdoor climbing in the Southeast.

Southern Climbing promotes and brings awareness to the benefits of rock climbing mainly through its support of Stone Summit competitive youth climbing teams. Rock climbing instills confidence, builds character, teaches goal-setting, and helps children and adolescents grow into capable adults with a strong sense of community. By aiding youth climbing, including providing financial assistance for climbers attending international competitions, Southern Climbing achieves two goals: helping grow the sport of climbing and investing in our future.

Southern Climbing also recognizes the unique role the climbing community plays in the preservation of nature. Through outdoor programs such as climbing trips, clean-up days and new area climbing development, youth climbers gain a life-long appreciation of the outdoors while helping to ensure these precious resources survive for generations to come.