The Tieranny Roofs wall is home to the longest routes in the Obed and, obviously, some pretty awesome roofs. Climbs range from 5.10a (mostly ascending the "slabby" face below the huge roof that caps the wall) to 5.13+ (David Hume's "Body Count"). The wall is south-facing and gets good winter sun. Recommended gear includes a 60m rope and stick clip.
Park at the Overlook parking lot and follow the trail to an obvious signed split. Follow the right hand (Point Trail) fork into the woods. This trail descends down to a bridge, then weaves back up to the ridgeline between the Obed and Clear Creek. Follow this rolling trail through the woods for a good half-mile until it dips to a second little creek crossing, then continue for quite a ways further, past a rocky slab, then out to almost the very end of the point. Here an obvious steep descent trail drops down to the right. 15 feet of fourth class will reach a good trail that runs along the cliff back to west. Pass underneath the Pocket Roofs cave (a pretty impressive wall in and of itself) and on a little further to the obvious Tieranny Roofs. A massive stone "bench" at the base of the cliff and the pink and grey wall below the roofs are additional clues if there's any doubt. Approach time is about 1/2 hour.
Weather station 19.8 miles from here
21 Total Routes
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Tieranny 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
The Probe 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 100'
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Tieranny 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TN
: Obed & Clear Creek
: Tieranny Roofs
The first route done on the wall and still a classic. Tieranny is heavily chalked and begins just left of center on the wall. It follows a line of fixed draws out the roof that is just left of a bolted seam (The Probe) that also extends out the roof. Ends at chains hanging down from a break below the lip. Climb the difficult face up to a good stance at rings below the roof. This is a sandbag at 5.10 and a difficult warmup. Continue out the roof on the fixed draws to a definite crux involvi...[more] Browse More Classics in TN
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From: Chattanooga, TN
May 14, 2012
This wall is actually a part of what is called "The Obed" wall. If you take the trail near the river, you will approach the sections from West to East. In order, Tierrany Wall, Middle Obed Wall, The Underground Wall, Fort Sandstone Wall, West Obed Wall, and Area-X Wall.