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
Solstice 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: ... : Solstice Cave
This route ascends the very steep roof in the Solstice cave and is the next route to the right (if you are facing the cliff) around the corner from Shadow Hawk. Climb the steep face to a crux move and then fire out the insanely steep roof to the anchors. Bolts 1 2 and 4 do not have fixed draws. This is is a pumpy climb with an absolutely amazing roof. When you first start into the roof you are actually climbing back down towards the ground! Fall off anywhere in the roof and you will have a ...[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.