Elevation: 520 ft
GPS: 36.502, -87.323 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Bruestle on Dec 15, 2006 · Updates
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Description

Nashville's closest climbing, King's Bluff is owned and managed by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Southern aspect guarantees sunny cragging year-round that is usually not crowded. Decent shade is provided by overgrowth in the summer. Direct sunshine in the winter. Limestone lines 5.4 to 5.13a with small edges, flexing flakes and sweet pockets. Mostly sport with a few trad and mixed routes. Approximately 150 climbs 35-70 feet tall. The top of the the cliff is off limits, so the only way to set up topropes is by first leading the route. No camping in the area. Consider making a donation to the SCC at the box located along the approach trail. There are plenty of places to buy adult beverages in Screaming Eagle country. Developed by Walter Wilkinson and Terry Parker in the early 1990's. Classics include Baby Kangaroo 5.8+, First Plum 5.10b, LAG 5.9 and Ritz Bitz 5.10c.

Getting There

You need to obtain the gate code from the Kings Bluff page of the South Eastern Climbers Coalition website in order to get in. Please keep the gate closed and locked at ALL TIMES as this greatly helps cut down on trash and vandalism. Thanks so much!
Located at the Max Court cul-de-sac in Clarksville. Approach takes less than 5 minutes to hike from the parking lot to the base of the cliff perched above the Cumberland River. From I-24 take exit 11 towards Clarksville. Follow Hwy 76 just over six miles west, crossing Hwy 41A on the way. Turn left after the Amoco station onto Max Court, go thru the gate and park at the end of the road. The descent trail is just left of the bulletin board.

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Classic Climbing Routes at King's Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Hat Pin with Sledge Hammer
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Old Fart
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Baby Kangaroo
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Overlooked
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Wired For Sound
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
After the Ball was Over
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Fo Betta O' Worse
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 38
Stone Dagger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
L.A.G.
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Two Timer
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
The First Plum
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Elevator Shoes
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Ritz Bitz
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Name in the Guidebook
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Prelude To Harvest
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hat Pin with Sledge Hammer Cake Walk Wall
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Old Fart Quiet Zone
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Baby Kangaroo Lonesome Wall
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Overlooked Orchard
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wired For Sound Dynamic Wall
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
After the Ball was Over Walt's Wall
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Fo Betta O' Worse Orchard
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Stone Dagger Quiet Zone
 38
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
L.A.G. Orchard
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Two Timer Walt's Wall
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The First Plum Orchard
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Elevator Shoes Quiet Zone
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ritz Bitz Lonesome Wall
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Name in the Guidebook Quiet Zone
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Prelude To Harvest Lonesome Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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