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Areas in Big Soddy Gorge

Conspiracy Buttress 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Departure 29 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Double Buttress 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Good Samaritan Buttress 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sirens, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Visor Left 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 1,209 ft
GPS: 35.3, -85.198 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jonah W on Feb 26, 2017
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

Description

A fairly newly developed area, Big Soddy Gorge offers a mix of tall, exposed sport and trad routes. Big Soddy Gorge is south facing, making it a good winter destination and an alternative to its nearby shady neighbor, Deep Creek. If your looking for wild exposure, fewer crowds, and a remote experience, Big Soddy is your crag.

Getting There

The approach takes about 45 minutes:
From the Deep Creek parking lot, hike down to Deep Creek and continue following the Cumberland Trail as it wraps around the mountain. You will be able to see the Big Soddy cliff-line come into view, identifiable with its prominent "Visor" formation. The trail will cross a second bridge and switchback up toward the base of the wall. Keep an eye out for a climber's access trail that break off left from the Cumberland trail and takes you to the base of the Visor.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Soddy Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chemtrail Surfer
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chemtrail Surfer Conspiracy Buttress 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Jeremy Hand
Northern VA
Jeremy Hand   Northern VA
Is swamp cookie out there assisting in paving the way? Dec 2, 2017

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