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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Featured Route For South Clear Creek
Best Seat In The House 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: ... : The Balcony
Follows the left side of the arete. The crux is at the beginning, and it would probably be a good idea to stick clip the first bolt for the first couple of times you do the route. Easier to go a little around the right at the crux than straight up. The climb gets it's name from the gorgeous view of the Clear Creek and Obed Rivers...[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.