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',22],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Clear Creek
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Maximum Overdrive 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: ... : Stephen King Library
Roof climbing at it's best! A 30 foot 12b on slightly overhanging slopers, leads to 35 feet of completely horizontal roof climbing madness. Paw through scoops and slopes to reach a jug in the break just below the massive roof. Although the holds look pretty good from the ground, they all prove to be a bit harder to use than you expect- requiring creative moves and novel footwork to make things manageable. The first four bolts in the roof are the hardest, but the end does not let up. Save 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.