T-Wall East Rock Climbing
East is the direction most climbers take when they come to T-Wall. There's a phenomenal amount of climbing here, ranging from easy 5.6-5.7 for beginners up to outrageous 5.13 roof cracks, and everything in between. On sunny winter weekends, prepare to wait in line for popular classics like Art
, Golden Locks
and Razor Worm
, all an easy hike from where the trail splits. Or to get away from the crowds, head further down the wall to some lesser-known but worthwhile gems.
Coming up the main approach trail, take the right fork below the waterfall. The trail levels out and continues along the base of the wall for a long distance. Approach time is around 20 minutes. The approach is uphill, but fairly gentle, the entire way.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
131 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in T-Wall East
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for T-Wall East:
Art 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Passages 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Razor Worm 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Cake Walk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Crackattack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Super Slide 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Stone Wave 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For T-Wall East
Golden Locks 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c TN
: The Tennessee Wall
: T-Wall East
One of the true T-Wall classics, Golden Locks may be the most popular route at the crag. Its beautiful splitter crack is instantly recognizable, and the exposure above the Tennessee River far below makes for great photo opportunities. Golden Locks may also be the most sandbagged T-Wall moderate: many leaders have been humbled by this stiff 5.8 (now given a 5.9 by the FA in his new guidebook).It's wise to have a spotter ready for the overhanging, bouldery start; possibly the toughest...[more] Browse More Classics in TN