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Elevation: 1,065 ft
GPS: 35.94466, -83.87729
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Ijams Crag is a sport climbing area in the heart of South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness and is 10 minutes from downtown. 34 routes that range in height from 30' to 60' & in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.13. Cliff is generally E/NE facing, with some sun early and shade later in the day. This is an old marble/limestone quarry that has been cleared of invasive vegetation and most loose rock that has left an interesting style of, close to home, climbing. Great for an afternoon work-out on challenging, but short, routes or for those new to the sport who want to figure out climbing before heading out to bigger and better places. Ijams Crag Website

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Google Maps Link for Ijams Parking

I-40 near downtown Knoxville. Take exit 388A - James White Parkway to Sevier/Hillwood Ave exit & turn left on Hillwood Ave. Continue through 4-way stop & at bottom of hill turn right on Island Home Blvd. Stay left at next split, to stay on Island Home. After passing large Island Home Baptist Church on left, take next immediate right on Gilbert Ln. Pass under R.R. bridge & take next left on Belvedere Ave & next immediate right on Aberdeen Ln. Stay right at split to stay on Aberdeen Ln. Drive through first gate and park in gravel area. From the parking lot walk straight ahead, past the gate, on Imerys Trail. At the first intersection, turn right on Burnett Ridge Trail. This trail will wind uphill for a couple of minutes until you reach an Ijams Crag Sign. Turn right at this sign and the entrance to Ijams Crag.

38 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ijams Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
 20
Beer and Doughnuts (Training Anc…
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 30
Dark Side of the Moon
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Rigby
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
Travelling Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Mordecai
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Joker and the Thief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
High Five Ghost
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 48
Madelade
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Suttree
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Use Me
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Thunderstruck
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Master of Puppets
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
SE Climbing
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Scruffy City Blues
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Butcher
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beer and Doughnuts (Trainin…
 20
5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c Sport, TR
Dark Side of the Moon
 30
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rigby
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Travelling Man
 38
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mordecai
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Joker and the Thief
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
High Five Ghost
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Madelade
 48
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Suttree
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Use Me
 23
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Thunderstruck
 26
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Master of Puppets
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
SE Climbing
 24
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Scruffy City Blues
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Butcher
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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