South Clear Creek Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: a = The Stand 12d b = The Dark Half 13a or b c = S...
South Clear is probably the most popular place to climb at the Obed. This includes the Image Wall, Solstice Cave, the Stephen King Library, and the Balcony. It gets pretty hot during the summer, which means that winter is the perfect time to climb here!
Park at the parking lot off of Doc Howard Rd., and take the trail at the back of the lot. Follow the obvious trail for about 15 minutes before you descend on an obvious steep trail. Stay to the left and you will be at the image wall.
Weather station 18.3 miles from here
61 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Clear Creek
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Clear Creek:
Featured Route For South Clear Creek
Pale Face 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: ... : The Balcony
Amazing. Start by balancing up the slab to the roof, then traverse left carefully until you can reach up and clip the first bolt. Dance up the corner diagonally to the right, underneath overhangs, until you are where the corner cuts back to the left. Rest while you can, then venture up and to the right across the pale face to a horizontal break. Now straight up through horizontals in the overhanging face to the anchors. Pumpy, exposed and super-fun!...[more] Browse More Classics in TN
BETA PHOTO: Parking sign and trail entrance at Doc Howard park...
By Jeff Thilking
From: Lynchburg, VA
Feb 4, 2013
Good conditions on the rock at image wall today, much warmer than lily. Deck is a damn muddy mess though, so bring a towel to clean and dry shoes before starting the climb.