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South Clear Creek / Obed Beta


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Sleyer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 40

Hi.
I will be in Knoxville for work 11/22 and am looking to get out and climb 11/19-21.
Any beta is greatly appreciated on some good moderates to get on. Also does anyone know of some decent hostels near obed / south clear creek?

And if anyone is open to climb I will be looking for a partner!
Thanks again
-S

paul.adams.3 · · Knoxville, TN · Joined Sep 2012 · Points: 40

The guidebook is worth getting for sure. If you don't have it, you can pick one up at the Lily Pad. Most people stay there, but if you don't have camping supplies, there is a hostel down the road:
obed hostel I've never stayed there myself, so I can't speak to its quality.

There aren't a ton of moderates at the obed. If you are wanting to climb south clear - image wall has easy warm ups. shadowhawk 9, spawn 10c are close to image wall, and usually mobbed. flight of the ego (?) 9, christine 10a, best seat in the house and the other routes on the balcony 9-10a. If you are climbing 11s, pale face is an all time favorite of mine. alchemy right next door is another nice 11a. if you have a rack, tobacco crack is a nice 9

Sleyer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 40

Awesome. Thanks Paul & Jordan for the beta! Can't wait to check out the rock there.

Del Scruggs · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 5

Hey Sleyer,
Del here from the Lilly Pad. Just wanted you to know you are welcome here. Great place to meet up with other climbers, camp and get a beer at our new nano-brewery. Hope to see you! Cheers!

p.s. I do have several copies of the Obed guide book available

Jake Gluck · · Prescott, AZ · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 20

The lily pad is awesome. I've only stayed there once for two nights but it was great. Definitely have to go back there one day. Obed is rad. Everything you need is there: cheap camping, awesome climbing, friendly people, river, beer, short approaches.

Sleyer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 40

Thanks everyone for the beta. If the weather holds, I'll definitely check out the lily pad!
See you in November!

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