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Elevation: 1,625 ft 495 m
GPS: 35.53775, -85.03099
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Really nice area in Laurel/Snow Falls in Pocket Wilderness. On a huge point dividing the gorge. This Buttress has good sun most of the day.

Rock quality is good. Has been awhile since some of the anchors have been replaced due to the access problems in in the past.

Nice fall/winter sport crag. And some spicy trad. A lot of these routes are done with old school style in mind.

A lot of these routes were started probably in 1977 with the likes of Rob Robinson and Bruce Rodgers. Then around the early 80's some other southern climbers came on the scene like James Dobbs,Ron Davis,Charles Kable, Shannon Stegg, Chris Chesnutt, along with Jeff Gruenberg and his hard line "Pieta" which might have very well been the first 5.14 in the southern realm. Later Tony Robinson and Glenn Ritter put more lines into play.

Some of these routes are on the Point.

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It is in Dayton Tennessee.Take I-24 to Chattanooga and take HWY 27 North to Dayton and turn left at second red light, which will be north 378 (South Market street) about .4 of a mile and turn left on Delaware Ave (just across from Robinson Manufacturing Co.). After turning left on Delaware Ave follow it for approx. a mile and cross hwy 30 and continue on for 1.3 miles and you will see small white church on right called Bethel Holiness church, entrance on left. Look for Laurel-Snow sign. Follow gravel road to parking lot and you will see the trail head and Kiosk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Buzzard Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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A.I.D.S. Crack
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5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Soul Sounds
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A.I.D.S. Crack
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Soul Sounds
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5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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