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Access Issue: Daily online climbing registration required for TN State Park areas
Daily online climbing registration required for TN State Park areas. tnstateparks.com/activities…. This includes Cumberland Trail State Park (Deep Creek, Big Soddy, Buzzard Point, Laurel Falls, Dayton Pocket, Black Mountain and other areas within the park); South Cumberland State Park (Foster Falls and Denny Cove); Fall Creek Falls State Park; and Rocky Fork State Park Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique registration number, site rules, and other helpful info. Please keep the registration number with you while climbing. At some locations, you may be asked to leave a piece of paper with your registration number on your car dashboard. Groups of 10 or more, please call the park prior to filling out a registration.
This is the furthest area down from the Buffet Wall. Go down from Salad Bar, past Berlin to a tall wall with a pretty pinkish purple streak in the center that is slightly overhanging. It seems to stay dry in a light rain and drys out quickly. You could consider this the 5.11 climbers sweet spot before getting to the main course. There are four 11s here and one 12a that are all around 80 feet. Pulling the lip and trying to clip the chains on slabby ground can be a heartbreaker at the end of these enduro climbs. Typical of the area, the lower 10-15 feet can be a little dirty but the upper climbing is top notch. Think of these climbs as a mix of obed and buffet wall proper.
Take the new buffet approach trail, walk up to the base, cower at the intimidating immensity before you and flee past the wooden bridge, past the salad bar, to your alcove of approachable hidden gems so you don't have to hangdog Canned Heat for the 1000th time.