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Routes in The Fortress

Aerial Act T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Big Crack T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X
Eye Sockets T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Finger Crack T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Fortress Arete T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Fortress Clingon T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fortress Direct TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fortress Fingers T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gumbies Go Home T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Description

The is the first area on the left from the summit ridge trail. It is identifiable by a cave with some very fun-looking overhanging routes (which can be top-roped). The rock is solid and the area is popular, so expect crowds (and sometimes ghetto-blasters).

Getting There

This area is perhaps 5 minutes from the Practice Wall along the summit ridge. This area is concentrated with several walls and The Fortress is the first on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 33
Finger Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Fortress Fingers
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Gumbies Go Home
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Eye Sockets
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Finger Crack
 33
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, TR
Fortress Fingers
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Gumbies Go Home
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Eye Sockets
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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Joshua McDaniel
Johnson City, TN
Joshua McDaniel   Johnson City, TN
Fortress Wall can be tolerable (by Crowders standards) during the heat of the day since it is kind of in a gully and somewhat protected from the sun. Dec 4, 2011

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