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Routes in Tieranny Roofs

Action Indirect S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Alf's traverse V5 6C
Bird, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Body Count direct S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Body count S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Canyon Man S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Captains of Industry S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Dead Air S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dutch Boy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Harder Than He Is S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Huecool Junior S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Huecool Senior S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Juicy Wartburger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jungle Jane S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lifestyles of the Ripped and Heinous S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Longer Than She Is S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mr. Robinson's Family S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Nomad S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pick Pocket S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Plasma Alliance S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Pocketeer, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Probe, The S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Purple People Eater S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Rockefeller S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ronnie Raygun S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Rover B. Dog S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tales of the Sperm S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tang S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tieranny S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tree Route S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Trundlerama S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Whatsherface S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wild and Scenic S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

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.

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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

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