|GPS:||36.502, -87.323 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||66,576 total · 490/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Bruestle on Dec 15, 2006|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
Getting weather forecast...
DescriptionNashville'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 ThereYou 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at King's Bluff
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season