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Buzzard Point

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Buzzard Point  


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Submitted By: Brad "Stonyman" Killough on Nov 23, 2008
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Description 

Really nice area in Laurel/Snow Falls in Pocket Wilderness. On a huge point dividing the gorge. This Buttress has good sun most of the day.
Rock quality is good. Has been awhile since some of the anchors have been replaced due to the access problems in in the past.
Nice fall/winter sport crag. And some spicy trad. A lot of these routes are done with old school style in mind.
A lot of these routes were started probably in 1977 with the likes of Rob Robinson and Bruce Rodgers. Then around the early 80's some other southern climbers came on the scene like James Dobbs,Ron Davis,Charles Kable, Shannon Stegg, Chris Chesnutt, along with Jeff Gruenberg and his hard line "Pieta" which might of very well been the first 5.14 in the southern realm. Later Rob Robinson and Glenn Ritter put more lines into play.
Some of these routes are on the Point.

Getting There 

It is in Dayton Tennessee.Take I-24 to Chattanooga and take HWY 27 North to Dayton and turn left at second red light, which will be north 378 (South Market street) about .4 of a mile and turn left on Delaware Ave (just across from Robinson Manufacturing Co.). After turning left on Delaware Ave follow it for approx. a mile and cross hwy 30 and continue on for 1.3 miles and you will see small white church on right called Bethel Holiness church, entrance on left. Look for Laurel-Snow sign. Follow gravel road to parking lot and you will see the trail head and Kiosk.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

23 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',7],['5.12',8],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buzzard Point:
A.I.D.S. Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
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Featured Route For Buzzard Point
Tall cool one.

The Tall Cool One 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  TN : Buzzard Point
Nice and pumpy sport/trad Was featured on the cover of Climbing Magazine 1992, White arete. I was informed that a couple of years ago this route has went free....[more]   Browse More Classics in TN

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Gnarly arete.
Gnarly arete.
Have yourself some of this"Tall Cool One"
Have yourself some of this"Tall Cool One"
If you like aretes........
If you like aretes........
Arno Ligner classic "A.I.D.S Crack"
Arno Ligner classic "A.I.D.S Crack"
Bradley Killough nearing the top and running laps.
Bradley Killough nearing the top and running laps.
Snow Falls.
Snow Falls.
Looking towards Dayton Tenn. from the Point.
Looking towards Dayton Tenn. from the Point.
One of the locals; this copperhead is in a crack I had just put my hand in earlier. This is at the base of A.I.D.S. Crack.
One of the locals; this copperhead is in...
Looking down at the top of point from boulder on top.
Looking down at the top of point from boulder on t...
Bradley Killough snagging the dyno section of the route Pocket Wilderness 5.12 c/d. Buzzard Point.
Bradley Killough snagging the dyno section of the ...
The way up when exiting from the point, if you don't tyrolean accross the crack from the point.
The way up when exiting from the point, if you don...
Me taking the scenic route to the point this crack is 15 ft. accross 90 ft. deep. Tyrolean baby tyrolean...
Me taking the scenic route to the point this crack...
Belay ledge on a project. <br />Joseph, Matt, Bradley, Ashely <br />Photo:Brad K. Bradley's dad.
Belay ledge on a project.
Joseph, Matt, Bradley, A...

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By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
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From: Alabama
Nov 24, 2008
During the summer months, watch out for thunderstorms. They come in fast!!
By Blake Cash
Oct 10, 2011
So is the way in from the top legit? I've heard that it isn't...otherwise you're looking at a 2hour approach to the cliff.
By thegoodners
Feb 16, 2012
the way from the top is not legit. Private property surrounds the pocket wilderness - there is no public access. You enter private property at your own risk - and there are a lot of guns in the area. Literally - there is a shooting club.
By Swamp Cookie
From: da Bayou
Sep 18, 2012
Wow. 2 hour approach uphill makes 4 hours of hiking round trip. Too bad we can't find some kind of short cut. Could make an awesome workout or just plan on camping overnight if that is allowed up there near the crag.