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South Clear Creek

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South Clear Creek 


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Location: 36.0947, -84.7083 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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!


Getting There 

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.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Clear Creek:
Shadowhawk   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Image Wall
Fat Lady Sings   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Balcony
Best Seat In The House   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 85'   The Balcony
Cheap Seats   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Balcony
Christine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Stephen King Library
Nose Bleed Section   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Balcony
Brother in Arms   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Stephen King Library
Backlash   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Image Wall
Spawn   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Image Wall
Double Feature   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Balcony
Violator, The   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Image Wall
General Admission   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Balcony
Pet Semetery   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Stephen King Library
Pale Face   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Balcony
Alchemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 50'   The Balcony
Prophet   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Image Wall
Deathblow   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Image Wall
Undertow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 75'   The Balcony
Solstice   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Solstice Cave
Rage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Stephen King Library
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Roof of Maximum Overdrive-13a

Maximum Overdrive 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 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

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Parking sign and trail entrance at Doc Howard parking lot to get to South/North Clear. Be sure to donate!
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By Jeff Thilking
From: Knoxville, TN
Feb 4, 2013
CONDITION REPORT 

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.