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sportclmbr20


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I was thinking about taking a trip to Kentucky and Tennessee over spring break. Is there any good sport climbing to do in TN? Maybe near Gatlinburg?


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dr topo has some info on climbing in TN


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so does the rc.com route database lol

i havent been but have heard stories and seen pictures of Obed and it's insanely cool looking (especially the Rage roof that looks like it would kick my ass in a wonderful way)


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I don't know who dr. topo is, can you fill me in?


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If you want sport in eastern tn, then you def. have to go to Obed or so I have been told. Although I have never been there b/c the new and lynville are a lot closer; I have been told by many of my climbing buddies that Obed is worth the trip. I would find out more infomation on this area if I were you.


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www.drtopo.com/


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Obed/Clear Creek is worth the trip. If you like bouldering check out the Lilly boulders, same location as Obed/ Clear Creek sport climbing. Further south Faster Falls is also a worthy destination. drtopo.com has good guides to all three locations. Have Fun.


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oh, one quick thing on the obed, you would be well advised to work some roofs before heading there. There are lots of great routes that do not feature roofs but many of the most classic routes, such as Rage, mentioned above, are horizontal. If you have any questions feel free to pm me.


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did you go on your trip? Foster's is fun. what level do you climb. I take it you climb at the falls a bit?


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Fosters in amazing but i here obed is even better..............i plan on goin to fosters for spring break as well as rock town and obed


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Thanks for al the info, I'll be sure to check it out! :-D


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Over spring break I am going to Foster Falls, Rock Town, Little Rock City, and maybe somewhere else but for sport climbing im going to Foster Falls. Hopefully Ill get to see some of you on the rocks


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As an Obed/Foster local, I can assure you that some of the best sport climbing in the country is at both locations. However, our weather of late has been very wet, so I hope you like roofs. Be sure to bring your downtoe shoes and a 60m rope.


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One word Obed. go there


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The obed has the best campground for climbers int he world, Foster's is more of a hikeda few miles then camp by yourself.... (unless the campground is open by then).... when is your spring break??? I'll be heading up to Red River Gorge... have fun!
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if you're gonna go to TN/KY you might as well make the trip a few hours more east into NC, looking glass is a nice place, usually pretty sunny and warm. both trad and sport multipitch stuff. you can check out most of the southeastern rock at www.seclimbers.org


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if you're gonna go to TN/KY you might as well make the trip a few hours more east into NC, looking glass is a nice place, usually pretty sunny and warm. both trad and sport multipitch stuff. you can check out most of the southeastern rock at www.seclimbers.org Foster is nice, (I-24 to southeast TN, 80 min from Nashville) some routes are over-rated though, monteagle mountain summer there is pretty cool. if you go you have to go to the Sewanee (U. of the South) and eat at Shenanigans, awesome college hangout, spent many a night there. have fun and climb hard, enjoy the south


shazinky


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Foster Falls is really really cool there is so much climbing in the south you could never get bored. Some of the best sandstone I have ever seen. And that says alot.


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