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About Foster Falls:

Foster Falls

Foster falls is one of the premiere sport cragging areas in Tennessee. Slangs of Chosster should be ignored because there are more than a few high quality lines at the bluffs surrounding the Falls. Many of the routes are moderate and short making this an excellent transisition to outdoor climbing for gym bred gumbies.

Leave the trad rack and tape in the car, lace up your boots, and dig out those quickdraws. Foster has a line for you.


Camping info: There is a pay campground at Foster Falls ($12/site - 10 people max) but it is closed in the winter. There are 9 free tent sites available down the trail with a pit toilet at the campsite (limit 4 tents per site). It is less than 1/2 mile to the sites (7 minute hike). Fill out the simple permit at the trailhead. The parking lot has a lot of amenites - covered pavilion, picnic tables, heated restrooms, water. These remain open year round. But DO NOT camp in your car in the parking lot. You WILL be asked to leave by a ranger or the park manager who lives in a trailer 100 feet from the lot.
Nearest town or city: Tracy City
Directions: See Dixie Cragger's guide for detailed directions.
Latitude, Longitude: 35.10900, -85.40560
Access Issues:
Camping: Free
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Got the Topo for Foster Falls! koerner 1 Jul 11 2013, 6:49 PM
No Replies Foster Falls Routes Joshuap84 0 Mar 02 2013, 4:32 AM
No Replies Weather at Foster Falls Toxins 0 Nov 01 2012, 2:10 AM
With Replies New routes past Red Light jae8908 3 Aug 26 2013, 4:29 AM
With Replies Camping WesternSkies 4 Feb 22 2012, 2:48 PM
With Replies The far end of foster falls KBRN 4 Feb 11 2011, 4:55 AM
With Replies Ankles Away TheBishop 3 Oct 28 2010, 3:26 PM
No Replies route name @ Jimmywood? afiveonbelay 0 Jun 10 2010, 2:50 PM
No Replies Sport Puppy ClimbTheCrag 0 May 11 2010, 2:25 AM
No Replies Wet Willie ClimbTheCrag 0 Mar 23 2010, 1:00 PM
With Replies who takes draws? mountainman88 20 Jun 04 2010, 5:02 PM
No Replies Climbing shoes found jkg1017 0 Nov 11 2009, 1:36 AM
With Replies the bunkers in the rain alamuerte 2 Mar 27 2009, 5:19 PM
No Replies Sponge alamuerte 0 Mar 27 2009, 4:44 PM
With Replies lodgings at Foster Falls rawk 2 Jan 04 2009, 4:45 PM