Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Lisa McKee
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Shared By: Chuck Parks on Jan 31, 2008
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Climb the left face of the corner (sometimes wet) and clip the first bolt while hanging from a ledge. Clamber up onto the ledge for a nice rest, and clip the second bolt. Now reach down and unclip the first bolt to avoid rope drag later down the road. Wander up the right face of the corner, past another lovely rest ledge on the arete, to anchors near the top.


One of the first climbs you encounter when walking in. Starts in a left-facing corner.


9 bolts, anchors


Decatur, GA
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
This is an outstanding lead, one of the highlights of my latest Obed trip. Fairly sustained, but there are good rests along the way. The moves off the first rest ledge skirting the roof felt like the crux of the climb for me.

Stick clipping is not a bad idea, but you'll need a pretty long pole. May 21, 2012
Seth Derr
harrisburg, pa
Seth Derr   harrisburg, pa
Just a heads up, there's a mistake in the guide book where this route and the .12a beside it can easily be confused, although it won't take long to realize you're not on a .10a. Oct 15, 2012
Chattanooga, TN
Rachael429   Chattanooga, TN
This is an awesome lead! Oct 23, 2012
Jeff Edge  
Definitely watch out for that mixup in that shiny new guidebook, especially since that 12a next door has a high first bolt with a difficult section up to it...trust me I fell off it completely baffled by the difficulty of these "10a" moves. Further inspection of the photographs in the guidebook revealed the problem. Fun route, once you're on it... Mar 13, 2013
Austin Eddy
Knoxville, TN
Austin Eddy   Knoxville, TN
According to the guidebook, the route that everyone is doing is Alien. Is that a mistake in the book? Is there a route where Tarantella is shown in the guidebook? What is it rated? Feb 23, 2014
kyle howe
Knoxville, TN
kyle howe   Knoxville, TN
Yes, I think there is a mistake in the picture of the Obed guidebook. It seems that route #4 pictured in the guidebook is Tarantella, not Alien. The photos on MP seem to show the correct route line of Tarantella. May 19, 2014
I'm very grateful I checked here before heading to the Obed. I was told this was a must-do 10a and we wouldn't have known the guidebook was wrong without this page. Probably the most fun 10a I've lead with really interesting movement. Nov 11, 2014
Nick Brennan
Concord, NH
Nick Brennan   Concord, NH
I climbed the start to the 12a with an extended runner on the first bolt, traversed to the second bolt on the 10a, clipped an extended runner to it, and then leaned over to backclean the draw I had stick-clipped. I'd recommend this start because it avoids the chossy, mossy 10a start.

Watch out for the guide book -- its wrong and could sucker you into a real mission! Mar 10, 2016
Nick Brennan
Concord, NH
Nick Brennan   Concord, NH
Also, the right bolt at the anchor is loose in its hole. Although recently replaced, the bolt shaft and hanger both move when weighted/ unweighted. Mar 11, 2016
Micah McCrotty
Micah McCrotty   Knoxville
This can be climbed as a gear route. Excellent horizontals throughout with a small runout in the middle, but well protected otherwise. Nov 6, 2016