South Clear Creek Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Parking sign and trail entrance at Doc Howard park...
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',22],['1 Star',6],['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
Twilight 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: ... : Solstice Cave
If you like a direct line, perfect sandstone, and hard bouldering, you'll probably enjoy Twilight. Aside from one painful fingerlock, this route is some of the best rock the Obed has to offer.Begin with some steep, pumpy climbing through weird slopers and sidepulls to a boulder problem that revolves around a pretty painful fingerlock. Dynamic moves on bad holds will get you through the next roof. Keep pulling all the way to the lip of the final roof (watch out for a loose block in the back of it...[more] Browse More Classics in TN
BETA PHOTO: a = The Stand 12d b = The Dark Half 13a or b c = S...
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.