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The Orchard

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barb's Grimace S 
Better with Age  S 
Daddy's bolt ladder S 
dogon meet a dancer, The S 
Don't stop to smell the roses S 
Doyle Parsons Project, The S 
First Plum, The S 
Fo Betta O' Worse S 
Hard to Quit T 
Ian's Playground S 
Just an Ol' Hole S 
L.A.G. S 
Maybe a little ether S 
No expectations S 
Open book of wisdom S 
Perch of the Monster T 
Plum tuckered out S 
Poison Ivy S 
pop off S 
Renewal, The S 
Stack 'Em Three Deep S 
Standing Room Only S 
Stands to Reason S 
Tennessee Chainsaw Massacre S 
Wonders never cease T 

The Orchard Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: KHall on Sep 30, 2009
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The Orchard has the best concentration of moderate routes at the Bluff. All but 3 are 5.9 or better with a few mixed routes.

Getting There 

Follow trail past the Dynamic Wall. The first route in the area is "The Renewal"-.10c Look for placard.

Climbing Season

For the King's Bluff area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Orchard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Orchard:
pop off   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
L.A.G.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The First Plum   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Orchard
Rock Climbing Photo: Base of route to the top.

Fo Betta O' Worse 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  TN : King's Bluff : The Orchard
High First bolt, but easy 5.7ish climbing up to it. Work your way up the second bolt and gain your stand at the ledge, where the crux begins. Pull the bulge with good hand slots, keep reaching for sure holds. Able to clip chains standing on bulge...[more]   Browse More Classics in TN

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By Mike Daschle
Oct 30, 2010
Best concentration of moderate-to-difficult climbs at King's Bluff, plus it gets some great shade in the afternoons.

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