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Shared By: Josh Janes on Nov 28, 2006 with updates from wyattj8
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

38 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tieranny Roofs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 79
Rover B. Dog
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Dutch Boy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 61
Huecool Junior
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Lifestyles of the Ripped and Hei…
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 61
Tales of the Sperm
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Tieranny
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Jungle Jane
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Tang
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 12
Body count
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 10
The Probe
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Ronnie Raygun
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 11
Canyon Man
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Whatsherface
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Huecool Senior
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 4
Purple People Eater
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rover B. Dog
 79
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dutch Boy
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Huecool Junior
 61
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lifestyles of the Ripped an…
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tales of the Sperm
 61
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tieranny
 46
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jungle Jane
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tang
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Body count
 12
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Probe
 10
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ronnie Raygun
 14
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Canyon Man
 11
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Whatsherface
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Huecool Senior
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Purple People Eater
 4
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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ChillFancy
Chattanooga, TN
ChillFancy   Chattanooga, TN
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. May 14, 2012
Jonathan Rogers
Atlanta, GA
Jonathan Rogers   Atlanta, GA
Hey is the fourth class approach kind like what’s at little river canyon where you have steep and easy down climbing. Or is it more like scrambling? I have my dog this weekend and was trying to figure out if I can get there with her. Thanks! Jan 4, 2019